The “journey” is over for another Bachelor couple. Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell – who met on the 2016 season of the show – are officially done.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways,” the couple told People Magazine. “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 had been battling breakup rumours forever with Ben posting this photo on Lauren’s bday.
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.
The good news for Bachelor nation? Rachel’s season starts next Monday. Here’s a trailer to tide you over.
— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) May 14, 2017