Bachelor nation’s favorite Bachelor is off the market!
In an episode of The Ben and Ashley I. Almost Famous podcast, the season 20 lead Ben Higgins casually revealed that he was seeing someone.
“I was just telling someone the other day, I’ve started dating again,” he said. “This is big news, right? I am dating.”
Ben finally talked more about his new romance when a fan asked him a question on his recent podcast.
“Dating is fun and it’s exciting and I’ve been able to get back into it,” he said. “So life’s good, but she’s not from Colton’s season. Not at all. Not from the show.”
“The reason that I didn’t want to put out names yet is at some level I didn’t even really mean to slip up. I didn’t think I slipped up, I’m not hiding anything. I think, you know, you go through public relationships before and you kind of deal with that pressure and then just the right timing to it all to kinda make it a thing and publicly put it out there.”
“So here’s the thing: we were talking the other night and I was saying, ‘The Bachelor‘s a really great thing because it forces you to have conversations,'” Ben continued. “And right now the girl that I’m talking to is long distance and so we FaceTime a lot and it feels very similar because we don’t get time together. It’s very intentional. It’s very focused. And if we’re gonna spend any time with each other it’s gonna be in conversation.”
“She’s, like, the best, purest person I know, so a lot of those conversations are about our lives,” he gushed of his girlfriend.