Lauren Bushnell finds Ben Higgins' rumored return to Bachelor 23 "scary," but is all for it
After their split which came as quite a surprise, Lauren Bushnell is all supportive about her former fiance's life decisions.
After Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins got engaged during Season 20, their not-so-private split made headlines. So when she commented on Ben's rumored return as the next bachelor on season 23 we were all ears.
Monday night at a Bachelorette screening, she told USWeekly, “Um, I mean … I hold my tongue. No, I’m just kidding! I hope he finds someone honestly, like, he’s such a good guy and he would make such a good husband...So no matter what avenue he wants to go about to find that, I’m supportive.”
The former flight attendant also added, "If he does go through with it again I hope it works out because I can’t imagine going through what I went through and I’m sure what he went through on his end, twice...So for me personally if I were in his position, that would be scary. But I also don’t think that should ever hold you back from a good opportunity or experience or possibly finding someone to spend your life with.”
Bushnell had opened up about her split with Ben during an interview for Reality Steve's latest podcast, where she spoke about her anxiety. "There's so much doubt in your mind and I remember waking up that morning and I kind of had an idea that I was possibly going to get engaged and I remember having so much anxiety about it, which looking back, I don't know if that was my gut is like, wait, timing-wise, this is too rushed or what...But I remember being really anxious that morning to the point where like I kind of snapped at my producer, which I had never done. We were super-close and good friends. I remember locking myself in the bathroom and being so overwhelmed and anxious."
She also revealed that she was never too excited about the spinoff 'Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?' which aired for just one season. As she was already feeling overwhelmed, she tried to understand why Ben had confessed his feelings to both Bushnell and runner-up JoJo Fletcher. "Obviously we had lots of talks and by no means was my arm twisted to force me to do anything. At the end of the day, I made my own decision, but I remember initially the show was supposed to be about Ben running for office. He wanted to get into politics...And not only did I not want to do a reality show, but I also really didn't want my life to be a politician's fiancée or wife or whatever."
Bushnell and ShoeDazzle hosted the rose-themed watch party in Venice, CA, to watch the finale of Becca Kufrin's season of 'The Bachelorette'. As guests lounged in cozy ShoeDazzle slides while sipping Dear Rosé, Bushnell’s spirits company she co-owns with new beau Devin Antin. Food was provided by Skinny Bitch Pizza. Other notable attendees included former contestants like Wills Reid, Kristina Schulman, Jasmine Goode and Jaimi King as well as 'Bachelor Winter Games' standout, Courtney Dober.