Bachelor star finally confirms all of the rumors stating that the couple has officially broken up.
If you are a Bachelor fan you are going to have your heart shattered to pieces after Ben Higgins latest announcement. The Bachelor star confirmed to PEOPLE that all of rumors stating that he and Lauren Bushnell have split up were true.
The couple announced their big separation on Monday (May 15), but honestly we kind of saw it coming. Of course they seemed extremely happy and inseparable after Ben proposed to Lauren in season 20 of ‘Bachelor’ but they definitely already had some serious issues.
For those of you who don’t watch the drama filled love finder reality tv show, let me fill you in. Before the couple even got engaged they had a major issue because while on the show Ben decided that it was okay to tell not only Lauren that he loved her, but another candidate Jojo Fletcher.
In the end he chose Lauren, and Jojo went on to be the next Bachelorette where she met “the love of her life” Jordan Rogers and as of now the two of them are the happiest on the freaking planet. This was only the beginning of the mess for Ben and Lauren though.
After the couple’s big proposal on television, Ben who is 29, and Lauren who is only 27, “called off their wedding back in November as they tried to navigate the relationship off-camera” according to TMZ. After sharing their statement exclusively with PEOPLE they ask for everyone to respect their decisions and support them during this heartbreaking time.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways,” they tell PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “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.”
I can’t believe they are really splitting up!!!!