Ben Higgins Reacts to Lauren Bushnell & Chris Lane’s New Romance

It’s been a while since Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell split and went their separate ways, but their break up is still fresh in our minds.

Lauren Bushnell has moved on after her recent break up with Devin Antin. She’s not dating American country singer Chris Lane who previously appeared on a date on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor.

But how did Ben Higgins find out about this new romance? The same way the rest of the world did.

In an interview with ET’s, the former Bachelor lead reacted to Lauren’s new boyfriend, revealing that he had “no clue” she was dating country singer Chris Lane. They made their red carpet debut as a couple at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville last week.


“This one was one I didn’t know about,” Ben confessed. “I think the first time, when she was dating Devin, I remember that feeling — like the Band-Aid getting ripped off. This time, and I mean this, I really want Lauren to be fulfilled and happy, whether it’s with Chris or not.”

“I know they were friends when we were dating, and I know she always admired him and thought he was a good dude. I still care a ton about Lauren. I admire Lauren, she was a huge part of my life and we spent a ton of our lives together. What we have will always be something I remember.”

“When it comes to her and her future relationships, I hope they’re healthy and good and I hope they’re bringing her joy. “It’s a weird thing when you date somebody, you care about them and then you hear they’re dating somebody else. I just sit back and hope it’s good.”

“I think it would be OK,” Ben said of what would happen if they ran into each other, admitting they haven’t seen each other in a long time. “It’s bound to happen at some point.”

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