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The Bachelor alum Ben Higgins unveils 'unhealthy' dynamic with ex-fiancée

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Lane called their engagement off in 2017

By Web Desk
May 29, 2024
Ben Higgins reveals attending counselling sessions with ex-fiancée Lauren Bushnell Lane before break up

Ben Higgins shed light on his life with former fiancée Lauren Bushnell Lane before they called off their engagement in 2017.

In a conversation with the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast hosts on Tuesday, May 28, the Bachelor alum broke his silence, revealing the former couple were barely on talking terms and was even seeking couples counselling before getting hitched.

"We were kind of more work associates," Higgins explained to podcast hosts and Bachelor in Paradise alums Serena Pitt and Joe Amabile, "We were living in the same house; we weren't really speaking to each other off camera because the cameras would leave at nine o’clock, we'd be exhausted."

"We wouldn’t talk to each other. We hadn't talked to each other really truly in weeks," he noted.

Despite being estranged and "struggling for about a month" into filming the spinoff series, the two went on to agree on tying the knot on national television, however, during one of the final episodes of Ben & Lauren, they confessed, "I don't think we're gonna get married."

He recalled they agreed to end their relationship on the phone a day after the filming was wrapped up, acknowledging that it was "not healthy" for either of them.

Higgins proposed to Bushnell Lane during season 20, but the two called off their engagement in 2017 after the series Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?