‘Bachelor’ Couple Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell Split

“We can still hawk crap on Instagram together though, right?”

Another Bachelor couple bites the dust!

Ben Higgins and his made-for-TV-fiance Lauren Bushnell announced on Monday that they have broken up. The couple, who met on Ben’s season of The Bachelor last year, announced their split via a statement to People magazine.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways,” they told the magazine. “We feel fortunate for the time we had together, and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another. We wish nothing but the best for each other, and ask for your support and understanding at this time.”

Lauren and Ben milked their relationship as long as they could. After Ben’s season of ‘The Bachelor’ ended, the couple starred on Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever Afterand recently hosted a special about Disney-themed weddings.

Despite their portrayal of being a happy couple for the cameras, it’s been rumored that the couple have been on the outs for a while. Lauren had been living with Ben in Colorado during their engagement, but its unknown if she plans to return to her native California (and her job as a flight attendant).

‘Bachelor’ guru Reality Steve had been hinting for a while that a breakup announcement was coming.

“Like I said Friday, if you followed either of them on social media recently, you shouldn’t be surprised by this. Still sucks though,” he tweeted after the couple released their statement.

Lauren and Ben each still have photos of each other up on their social media profiles, as of Monday.

Now that Lauren and Ben have split, there are only three ‘Bachelor’ couples still together. (Please note this is not counting couples formed on The Bacheloretteonly ‘The Bachelor.’) Season 13’s Jason and Molly Mesnick are still together and currently married, as are Sean and Catherine Lowe of Season 17. Season 21’s Nick Viall is still engaged to his pick, Vanessa Grimaldi.

Now that Ben and Lauren are back to being swinging singles, they can snag a ticket down to Mexico to take part in Bachelor in Paradise, which begins filming soon.

(Photo: Freeform)


  1. I guess that question mark was needed after all..

    Now they can go back to hooking up for money, err, finding love in unexpected situations during wacky TV adventures, I mean, yeah that’s what I mean..

  2. Saw that coming, especially after watching their tv show. She wanted to get married, and he seemed like he had no intention of ever setting a date. That probably tore them apart.

  3. Not surprising… he’s a good Christian kid and she… well she has her ass hanging out in as many pics as she can. Not exactly modest

  4. Do Jason and Molly count, since she wasn’t his first pick?! He got engaged to Melissa, but then dumped her for Molly on the after the final rose!

    1. He literally broke up with her on TV?… I know I’m late to the show but come on why would he do such a thing it’s not bad enough to break up with someone you have to do it in front of an audience? If that doesn’t show you we wanted to be on TV more and have a relationship I don’t know what would

    2. I don’t ever count Jason & Molly. Yes they met while on the Bachelor but he chose Melissa. If you can say “hey remember that time you dumped me got engaged to someone else” I don’t think that counts as a success story. Sean & Catherine were the first and only legit bachelor couple to get married. As much as they bug me.

  5. I watched the Disney special they hosted and they were sooooo awkward together. It was almost painful to watch them trying to interact and seem like they were in love.

  6. Can people stop thinking on such a show as The Bachelor they will find ever lasting love? In international versions it’s no different. Yes, there are some success stories but there are many, many more which are not.

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