The finale of season 22 of The Bachelor is almost here and once again we’ve been promised by Chris Harrison that this is going to be ‘the most dramatic’ ending of all time.
Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers from the upcoming season finale of The Bachelor.
Speaking of dramatic endings, Ben Higgins, America’s most beloved Bachelor found himself in hot water during his season finale after telling both Lauren Bushnell (who he eventually proposed to) and JoJo Fletcher that he loved them both.
And now he has an advice for Arie Luyendyk Jr who also made the same mistake.
“He’s a really good dude and I think he’s getting himself into a situation where even though he’s older and probably a lot wiser than I am, I think I could help him,” he told E! News. “I’ve been there! I’ve been in a very similar situation before and I get why he did it…if it was the right or wrong decision to tell two people he loves them.
I get how you can be in situation where you’re like, I have the strongest feelings I’ve ever had for two people and I need to tell them that. And I want to tell Arie right now like, own this. This is your story, this is how your world played out…I hope God willing this relationship that he’s in right now is something that is meaningful and lasts and is full of love, and this woman that he’s with understands that he was trying his best, and at the end of the day, he picked her and he loves her and she picked him.”
Ben also revealed an intimate moment between him and Lauren Bushnell right after their finale proposal aired that he wishes he could take back.
“We were so happy. I’m not kidding you, Lauren and I had something that was so good and we were so happy and we’re like two kids. We were like, what a weird world we are living in and we love each other! This is good!” Ben recalled. “We did this whole press tour and after it we were in the car driving home and I think we both were not talking to each other and we felt empty. Lauren was always really good at explaining where the pain was coming from where I couldn’t, and she goes, ‘Ben, this is literally the happiest moments of my life and all I’ve talked about for 24 hours is the fact that you told two people you love them and if you still love JoJo or not and that’s affected me.'”
In an interview with ET, Ben talked about Arie’s messy ending, where he proposed to one woman, she said yes, they were together, and then he changed his mind.
“He should own it. Ultimately he decided to do the things he did. Even if it was wrong, we’re entitled as humans to make incorrect decisions sometimes. That’s OK, as long as we recognize that and move forward with that. To say, “I messed up, I was wrong.” … As a fan of the show, I would forgive him and offer him grace. … Nothing looks worse than blaming everybody else for a decision that you made.”