Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell fell in love on “The Bachelor,” and now their post engagement life is playing out on “Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?” on Freeform. The couple joined Tracey Edmonds at Universal Studios after they put the brakes on their wedding.
When asked if the wedding was on or off, Lauren played coy, saying, “Oh, gosh, the million-dollar question.” Ben jumped in, "I think at this point, Lauren and I are focusing on our relationship, which is obvious, we’re definitely together, we are happily engaged. The wedding in our mind — ‘Where’s your ring at?’ — is still on, but we are just taking some time to help plan that where it’s not stressful or overwhelming,”
Lauren also opened up on the pressures of living their life in the public eye. “Any couple feels the same pressures, you get engaged and everyone asks when is the wedding… We’ve navigated it relatively well and doing things on our own timeline, honestly.”
Ben added, “The show is stressful, it’s hard… One thing Lauren and I have learned, we really need to focus on taking time as a couple to do things.”
The couple made it clear that they are taking things one day at a time. Ben emphasized, “Lauren and I are processing ourselves… When it comes to having a televised wedding, there is a lot more to it than just, ‘Hey, do you want to have your wedding televised?'”
Another question they aren't quite sure about… kids! When asked if they wanted babies, Ben replied, “I think we need to get married first.”
Lauren shared, “We just try to not focus on what’s next and just really enjoy each other and enjoy being engaged.”
Tune in to the season finale of “Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?” Tuesday on Freeform.