Start practicing your officiant lines, Chris Harrison, and break out the rose bouquet because it sounds like Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins of Bachelor fame are getting closer and closer to tying the knot! The Season 20 couple recently spilled their upcoming wedding plans, how they're enjoying their to-be-wed status, and, oh yeah, the double date they recently went on with The Bachelorette's JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers. Awkward, much?
Double dates with your ex and their significant other? Only in Bachelor Nation! After Ben Higgins chose current fiance Lauren Bushnell and said goodbye to JoJo Fletcher during the Season 20 finale of The Bachelor — after saying "I love you" to both women, we might add! — Fletcher snagged the Bachelorette title and found love with her now-fiancé Jordan Rodgers on Monday's season finale. And to celebrate, the foursome headed out on the town for a double date!
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According to an eyewitness, the two engaged couples chatted over mimosas and sushi, with the brides-to-be comparing and complementing one another on their engagement bling. Reportedly, Higgins also told his ex how happy he is to see that she's found love. "He said it was crazy that seven months ago he was ending a relationship with JoJo, and was genuinely concerned about her and that he is so happy that she found in Jordan what he has with Lauren," the source shared with Entertainment Tonight. "JoJo kept saying over and over, 'It's so hard to explain the process of what we have gone through to find love.'" All's well that ends well, right?
But it's only the beginning for Bushnell and Higgins. Since announcing their engagement back in March — with a gorgeous Neil Lane engagement ring, of course — the couple has moved in together in Denver, Colorado, and the perfect pair is currently filming a new reality show, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?. But don't let that question mark fool you, as The Bachelor couple seems just as in love as ever. "It's been really fun to kind of step out of the spotlight — the Bachelor world — and just really start our life together," Bushnell recently told Entertainment Tonight. And that of course entails — drumroll, please... — wedding plans!
"We don't have a date yet, but we have kind of started the initial phases," said the blonde beauty. "We both kind of talked more about maybe a winter wedding... Hopefully cameras will catch it, and I think that's something that's really cool, because I know nothing about wedding planning. I wish I could've watched someone else plan!"
We're here to help, Bushnell! Just give us a ring — and a rose!