Former ‘The Bachelor’ Star, Ben Higgins Reacts to Lauren Bushnell Getting Engaged to Chris Lane

Lauren Bushnell recently got engaged to country singer Chris Lane. Many might remember her for being on Season 20 of The Bachelor where she got engaged to Ben Higgins.

The two have since moved on from their breakup. How is Higgins reacting to her proposal news? Here is everything he said about the big news and more.

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell were engaged

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell got engaged at the end of Season 20 of The Bachelor. They went on to get their own show, Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? 

On it, they talked about getting married. However, he was open about wanting to delay the wedding.

“I feel like we have so much to figure out that it’s hard for me at this point to really feel comfortable getting married,” he said. When Bushnell asked if this meant he was calling off the wedding, he said, “Yeah, I am.” They later released a statement that they broke up.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways,” the statement read according to People Magazine. “We feel fortunate for the time we had together, and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another. We wish nothing but the best for each other, and ask for your support and understanding at this time.”

She is now engaged to country singer Chris Lane

Bushnell started dating Chris Lane last fall. They revealed their relationship in November at the BMI Country Awards. The couple got engaged on Father’s Day at her family’s home.

Lane wrote a song called “Big, Big Plans” to propose and it had the lyrics “Right now we’re back in her hometown / and I’m down on one knee” according to People.

“I lost it,” she said. “It was the happiest moment of my life!” Lane talked about why he decided to propose the way he did.

“I knew she wouldn’t want some elaborate crazy proposal,” he said. “So, I decided to keep it pretty casual. I asked her parents for different places in Portland I could potentially take her to, but after a lot of thought I decided doing it at the family cookout would be the most laid-back setting and that she’d appreciate the simplicity of me proposing to her in her parents’ backyard.”

Higgins said he hopes Bushnell is fulfilled and happy

Ben Higgins on "The Bachelor"
Ben Higgins on “The Bachelor” | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/Getting Images

The former reality star talked about how he has been through this before with Bushnell’s dating news. He then shared his wishes for her.

This one was one I didn’t know about,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “I think the first time, when she was dating Devin [Antin], I remember that feeling — like the Band-Aid getting ripped off. This time and I mean this, I really want Lauren to be fulfilled and happy, whether it’s with Chris or not.”

Higgins has since appeared on The Bachelor to give other stars advice and The Bachelor Winter Games. He is currently working on opening a restaurant.