Ben Higgins Recalls ‘Impossible’ Reality Show With Lauren Bushnell

Ben Higgins stated that he and ex-fiancée Lauren Bushnell Lane made a number of “poor choices” throughout their relationship — however the Ben & Lauren: Fortunately Ever After? actuality present may take the cake.

“We grew to become working companions. We had no time. Any time we had privately, away from the cameras, we have been exhausted, or I used to be working,” Higgins, 34, advised Jason Tartick on the Monday, September 4, episode of his “Buying and selling Secrets and techniques” podcast. “We have been in survival mode at that time.”

Higgins went on to say there have been “many the explanation why we didn’t work as a pair” however filming the present made it “unattainable” for himself and Bushnell Lane, 33, to have a wholesome relationship.

“Within the midst of stuff that was already arduous for us, this present is being filmed on the similar time for 10 to 12 hours a day in my 700-square foot home,” Higgins recalled. “Black vans parked outdoors our storage was their manufacturing studio. There have been folks in the home at 7:00 a.m., leaving at 10 p.m. each day.”


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Initially, Higgins defined, the fact present was set to comply with his journey working for workplace in Colorado, however “an entire mess behind-the-scenes” modified the main target. However as a result of they have been below contract, Higgins and Bushnell Lane needed to movie the collection amid their “tumultuous” relationship.

Ben & Lauren: Fortunately Ever After? grew to become about as a present about their life and “concerning the issues we have been attempting to determine,” Higgins stated.

Higgins was fast to notice, nevertheless, that filming the fact present was “a very good enterprise choice as a result of we weren’t married” as he and Bushnell Lane each made $100,000 for Fortunately Ever After.

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“They used our home to movie in, so clearly, then there’s the rental revenue for them to movie a present in our residence,” Higgins added. “We cut up [the rental income] up till the very finish.”

Higgins and Bushnell Lane left his season of The Bachelor (season 20) in 2016 as an engaged couple. They cut up in Could 2017, greater than a 12 months after their proposal aired on ABC.

“It was only a bizarre ending. It was a really drastic, fast ending. It was type of like, ‘We’re achieved. Let’s go two completely different instructions,’” Higgins recalled on Us Weekly’s “Right here for the Proper Causes” podcast this previous April. “I feel if you’re with any person for so long as we have been, and also you care about any person as a lot as, you already know, I feel we cared about one another, I feel that simply feels bizarre. You don’t actually know, like, how the opposite particular person’s doing otherwise you don’t actually know if there’s forgiveness or if forgiveness is even wanted or tips on how to, like, settle it.”

Following their cut up, Bushnell Lane moved on with nation star Chris Lane, whom she married in October 2019. Collectively, they share two sons, Dutton and Baker. Higgins, for his half, married Jessica Clarke in November 2021.

“Now that life has moved on and I’m married and he or she’s married with children, I feel it’s a very wholesome place and it’s good for my psychological well being,” Higgins advised Us. “It’s good for my lack of jealousy and envy in life to only get to a spot the place it’s like, ‘No, I wanna see you thrive. Like, why would I not? I wanna see you achieve this effectively.’”