One of Ben Higgins’ final two ladies will have their heart broken on the finale of ‘The Bachelor’…and going through a devastating breakup in the public eye won’t be easy. So, we got some EXCLUSIVE advice for the runner-up on how to survive the heartbreak straight from previous ‘Bachelor’ contestants!
The March 14 finale of The Bachelor will end in a proposal, but there’s also likely to be plenty of tears from whoever gets dumped by Ben Higgins. Thousands will watch either Lauren B. or Jojo Fletcher‘s breakup with Ben, which is only going to make the devastation SO much worse! We here at HollywoodLife.com are here to help, though — with advice on how to get through a public split right from other contestants who’ve been eliminated from the show!
“My best advice is to know that he did have feelings for her and, unfortunately, is heart had stronger feelings with someone else,” Daniella McBride, who tried to win Sean Lowe’s heart in Season 17, tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Although, I truly believe everything happens for a reason, and when she finds her man in the future, she will realize what all that heartbreak was for — it was for her to find the guy she was supposed to be with forever. She should keep her head high and stay positive. At least she got to experience a beautiful journey traveling the world and falling in love. What a great memory! I’d say, stay true to you…the journey has just begun!”
Mackenzie Deonigi, who was sent home by Chris Soules in Season 19, adds, “Everything happens for a reason and this was just always how it’s going to play out. It probably feels like you were sucker punched and nothing hurts more, but you just have to know that you didn’t do anything wrong — it just wasn’t meant to be for your two. You learned a valuable lesson and this whole experience has helped shape you. Everything heals and your happiness is always going to come back. Soon this will just be a memory you’ll probably be thankful for later!”
“Spend as much time with your family and close friends right now,” Jackie Parr, also from Sean’s season, said. “Take some time to travel in the attempt to keep your mind in a positive and uplifting place, especially since people are going to focus on and ask questions about the breakup for a litlte while. Social media can be harsh sometimes, so try not to read into any negative comments.”
Ben has confirmed that he’s engaged to the girl he picks, but he’ll have to face his runner-up for the first time after the episode airs tonight — it’s definitely going to call for some drama! Especially since he told BOTH Lauren and Jojo he loved them before the finale…someone’s heart is really going to be broken from this one!
Who do you want to win The Bachelor, HollywoodLifers? What’s your advice for getting through a breakup?