Looks like Lauren Bushnell has moved on from her relationship with Ben Higgins.
“It happened very quickly after her split with Ben, but [Ben and Lauren’s] relationship was over way before it officially ended,” our source says. “She is really happy with Devin and they’re having a great time together.”
According to our source, there are no hard feelings between Bushnell and 29-year-old Higgins.
“Lauren and Ben realized they were just two different people,” the source says. “They didn’t have much in common and really had opposite interests. Ben was a quiet homebody and Lauren liked to go out and do things with friends. There are no bad feelings between them — they just grew apart.”
Judging by her social media, Bushnell has been coping with the breakup just fine this summer, spending time with gal pals and getting her modeling career going after moving back to Los Angeles.
In May, Higgins broke his silence on their split in the first episode of his podcast with fellow Bachelor star Ashley Iaconetti, Ben and Ashley: “Almost Famous,” and had nothing but good things to say about his ex. Still, he acknowledged that their breakup had been “a long time coming.”
“I think, mutually, Lauren and I saw that life was getting more difficult,” he said. “I would say the joy that we felt toward our relationship at the beginning was — for some reason — slipping away, and we were both working very hard to bring that joy back. And it just never seemed to get there. So, it was a long time coming, but it wasn’t necessarily like we dragged it out.”
Last month, Bushnell also opened up about their engagement coming to an end, admitting that Ben infamously telling both her and Bachelor season 20 runner-up JoJo Fletcher “I love you” was an issue for her.
“I know that JoJo was told what had happened. I almost felt a little bit betrayed,” she told People.
— Reporting by Jennifer Peros