But it really did seem to me like their relationship was done before it was officially over.
Unfortunately, they couldn't pull it together and now join the long legacy of The Bachelor couples who couldn't make it for the long haul. ET has reached out to the network and the former couple for comment.
Mrs. Carter: Unfortunately, it looks as though Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell won't have a happily ever after with each other.
Fast forward six months after, and the couple returned to television for a reality TV show called, "Ben an Lauren: Happily Ever After?". "They had been struggling for a while.It was a mutual break up for the most part", a source close to Bushnell tells E!.
The couple quickly moved in together in Higgins' Denver bachelor pad, though they faced a rocky road from the beginning, as Bushnell admitted that Higgins' declaration of love to Fletcher hurt her feelings.
Ben and Lauren announced on May 15 that they had split. And [the show ultimately] led me to this woman who I love deeply.
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Reality Steve has been teasing a couple of big splits since Friday. Today Steve went to his Twitter to share the People article plus other details. At the very least, I feel like he would wait to drop an "I love you" until the very end.
Our first set of likely suspects: Robert Graham and Becca Tilley. Read to know more. He said he was proud to have her by his side.
Sure numerous couples don't end up lasting forever, but think of all the wonderful, awkward first meetings, the cheesy fantasy suite moments and those exciting hometown visits.
Do you think the show was a factor in their break-up?
The Bachelor franchise returns May 22 with the premiere of the The Bachelorette, starring Texan attorney Rachel Lindsay.
Fans get to watch love unfold over a matter of weeks - and sometimes even days when it gets right down to the wire.