Can Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell really find their ‘Happily Ever After?’ On the premiere of their new show, Oct. 11, the engaged couple tried to start their life together, but there’s one issue — JoJo Fletcher. Lauren struggles to move on from Ben’s former flame and it creates major controversy. Is Ben really over JoJo? Check out our recap!
Ben, 28, and Lauren, 26, seemed like they were heading into the perfect life after he proposed to her on national TV on The Bachelor, but things aren’t always what they seem. As the two venture off to Denver, to start their life together, Lauren can’t seem to get over the fact that Ben told both, she and JoJo, 25, that he loved them, at the same time. It doesn’t help that people are approaching them in the grocery story to ask about his ex.
Basically, the entire episode is based around JoJo, and there seems to be a lot of shade on Lauren’s part. The newly-engaged pair are asked by “a Bachelor producer” if they’d go back to LA and go on After the Final Rose to give JoJo some advice. Naturally, Ben is fine with the idea and Lauren is well… not so much. But, she agrees. What she doesn’t agree to is going to lunch — but when JoJo calls to invite them to catch up, Ben says yes without asking. Yikes!
We also got a cameo by Lauren’s BFFs, twins, Emily and Haley Ferguson, 23, who tried convincing her to move on from all the past JoJo drama… before going shopping for toilets. Isn’t that what you do with your friends? However, for the most part the episode circled around JoJo. Lauren brought up how much she didn’t want to go on ATFR about three minutes before they went live, which caused quite an uncomfortable live show.
The episode ended moments before the dreaded lunch date and from the preview we know that the double date gets a little awkward. We also got a little sneak peek of what’s coming this season — wedding talk, an argument about moving too fast, and well, crying by both parties. We also know Chad Johnson, 29, Chris Soules, 35, and Lace Morris, 25, are all set to make cameos.
Did you enjoy the new show?