The world was shocked by news that was released yesterday that country singer Chris Lane and former Bachelor contestant Lauren Bushnell were engaged!
The country singer proposed in an adorable backyard setting and even wrote a song for Bushnell to commemorate the event. Before Bushnell was engaged to Chris, however, she had a stint on The Bachelor where she ended up engaged to Ben Higgins. The duo even had a spin-off show created about them called Ben & Lauren Happily Ever After. Needless to say, the relationship did not work out as planned.
Ben has opened up about his ex-fiancee’s new engagement on his podcast. “Ultimately, we left that relationship, both of us, I think, saying, ‘I hope life brings you a ton of joy, I don’t want you upset and alone forever. I hope you find a partner as soon as possible. I hope everything that you want in this world that’s healthy and good is given to you,’” he recalled. “And that’s exactly how I feel. So, to go to Lauren: Lauren, congratulations!”
He continued, “We’re thrilled for you. You found a man that you love without any pressure and in a moment, after dating for a long time, you have said ‘yes’ to spending your life with him and I could not be more excited for you. I want nothing but joy and everything you ever wanted that our relationship would’ve have brought you and Chris. Congratulations.”