The reaction that the entire Bachelor Nation has been waiting for!
Former Bachelor star Lauren Busnell recently got engaged to country singer Chris Lane and Ben Higgins is thrilled.
Ben opened up about the engagement during the latest episode of his Almost Famous Podcast with Ashley Iaconetti.
“My life will always be tied at some level to Lauren and Lauren’s to mine, that’s just part of it when you’re engaged for a period of time or when you have a serious relationship at any point in your life,” he started. “You have a piece of them with you.”
“There are two ways to leave relationships: you leave them angry and resentful, or you leave them knowing it was for the best and the world and life will offer you great things afterward,” he shared. “That’s how Lauren and I left the relationship.”
“Ultimately, we left that relationship — both of us — I think, saying, ‘I hope life brings you a ton of joy; I don’t want you upset and alone forever. I hope you find a partner as soon as possible. I hope everything that you want in this world that is healthy and good is given to you,'” he continued.
“And that’s exactly how I feel.”
He also had a message directly for Lauren.
“You found a man that you love without any pressure and in a moment, after dating for a long time, you have said ‘yes’ to spending your life with him and I could not be more excited for you”
“It brings joy to me because I am so happy, and I am so fulfilled, and I found an amazing woman to spend my time with, and Lauren has found an amazing man to spend her life with, and we’re gonna move on, and it’s good for all,” he said. “Lauren, congrats. Chris, congrats. I wish you the best.”
“I hope this is a chapter being closed completely, because I don’t know Lauren anymore and my life isn’t tied to her.”
“I want nothing but joy and everything that our relationship couldn’t have brought you in Chris.”