A few weeks ago, PEOPLE reported that the Bachelor season 20 lead Ben Higgins and his fiancée broke up, and the former reality star is now discussing the aftermath of their relationship on a podcast with co host and Bachelor alum Ashley Iaconetti.
“I’m looking at Ben’s phone right now and there’s a picture of what his family room looks like right now after Lauren moved all her stuff out. And because it’s technically her furniture, she basically took it all except for one mirror on the wall,” Iaconetti explains in the clip after seeing a snapshot of his near-empty family room. “It just screams heartbroken.”
“My house and I are feeling very similar: sad, mourning, a little empty. And so I feel like this is a bonding time for my house and I. In all seriousness, it’s really sad,” Higgins explains. “But, I do have my whiskey cart left.”
Ben then took to Twitter on Sunday to explain that the comments he made on his Almost Famous podcast this week “perceived [sic] Lauren in a negative way.”
“This week on the Almost Famous podcast I talked about the furnishings Lauren moved out and want to clarify my statements that have been reported through the media,” Higgins wrote on Twitter. “I am not sleeping on just a college mattress nor are there just two mirrors on the wall of my home. Lauren left many pieces of furniture to try and make me as comfortable as possible in a very uncomfortable situation.”
“She went out of her way to actually purchase some new things for my place as well. The pieces she took of hers I had replacements for, but decided to go furniture shopping for a fresh start. I spoke too soon and didn’t fully disclose the situation,” he continued. “I feel bad that the story told was not accurate and perceived [sic] Lauren in a negative way. Lauren and I remain friends and still deeply care about one another. She has assisted in making this transition as easy as possible.”