Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell have put a temporary hold on their plans to walk down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely out of the question. The pair called off their initial wedding plans in front of the cameras on “Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After,” but they have assured fans they’re still very much together and working things out.
During an interview with Extra Monday, the pair revealed that they’re still working out the details of their upcoming wedding. Lauren told the publication that neither she nor Ben have a specific date in mind, though they do still hope to get married in the future. Similarly, Ben said they intend to use this time to work on their relationship and ensuring that it’s strong and healthy.
“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 ... is still on, but we are just taking some time to help plan that where it’s not stressful or overwhelming,” Ben said.
After getting engaged during Season 20 of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” Ben and Lauren went on to star in their own reality show on Freeform. During a Nov. 15 episode of “Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After,” Ben opened up to his bride to be about his desire to call off their impending nuptials. He was clear, however, that he was not leaving Lauren, but had no desire to go forward with wedding plans. Lauren later said that she was fine with her future hubby needing more time, explaining that he was not fully “comfortable” with the idea of getting married just yet.
“If Ben needs a little more time to feel comfortable getting married, then he should really have it because in the end, it won’t matter if this wedding’s a little bit later,” she said.
Viewers were aware that the premiere season of “Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After” would capture their rocky road towards marriage. As was previously reported, previews for the series showed Lauren moving to Denver, Colorado, to be with Ben, but it also showed some drama involving his exes. JoJo Fletcher — the other woman Ben said he loved — made an appearance during the trailer as well, joined by her fiancé Jordan Rodgers.
“Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on Freeform.