Theirs was really a love doomed from the start.
And now, Ben Higgins, 29, and Lauren Bushnell, 27, have confirmed with People magazine that they are indeed no longer together.
In a statement issued to the publication, they said, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways. We feel fortunate for the time we had together, and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another. We wish nothing but the best for each other, and ask for your support and understanding at this time.”
The couple did their best to fight through the many issues they had to face including getting over that Higgins told both Lauren and JoJo Fletcher that he loved them during the Fantasy Suites episode when they were on The Bachelor. Higgins did, however, offer Bushnell his final rose and proposed to her on the season finale.
Other issues included Bushnell moving to Higgins’ hometown, Denver, Colorado. There, she apparently found it hard to make her own friends and to maintain her flight attendant career.
The couple even sought out counseling to help make it work. But, ultimately, their issues were too much.
Both say the split is amicable with Higgins adding,
“…And the show ultimately] led me to this woman who I love deeply. She’s the only woman I’ll love from now on.”
Despite the love the two felt, they just couldn’t overcome Bushnell’s trust issues.
Written by Rhonda
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