Former “The Bachelor” star Ben Higgins is setting the record straight on his relationship with Lauren Bushnell.
Breakup rumors have recently been swirling about Ben and Lauren since he called off their wedding on the first season of "Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After.” A source told Us Weekly, "a breakup has been coming for awhile. They don't get along. She's told people recently how hard it is. He's a great guy, but they should split.”
Ben addressed the split reports on Wednesday, saying, "No need to respond often to rumors or 'fake news' but the feeling I have in this picture is the same feeling I have for this girl today. We have entered into a world where rumors will exist we know that, but just know as @laurenbushnell celebrates her birthday tomorrow I am still extremely lucky to be able to share life with her and be by her side."
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Many speculated that Ben and Lauren had ended their relationship when she went to Nashville and Mexico without him earlier this month.
While promoting their “Bachelor” spin-off, the two opened up on their romance to “Extra's” Tracey Edmonds in November, saying, "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." Watch!