Going from champagne-filled Bachelor paradise to the harsh realities of real life can be especially difficult, even for our fave duo Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins.
The adorable pair opened up about their relationship troubles and how they're handling life out of the spotlight in a revealing new interview with People.
"We're not the perfect couple," Higgins told People. "Far from it! But we are trying really hard and we love each other a lot."
After Bushnell's Prince Charming gave her the final rose — and a stunning Neil Lane engagement ring, obvs — a mere 10 months ago, we've all been pretty curious as to what these sweethearts have been up to since The Bachelor's season finale. Luckily, Freeform's new spinoff show Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? may reveal what we've all been itching to see. But until its much-anticipated premiere on October 11th, we'll give you an update on their seemingly troubled relationship.
"There are so many weird elements to being in a relationship after The Bachelor," Bushnell told the celebrity magazine. "We've gotten in arguments like any other couple, but about some things that other couples wouldn't have to fight about, like the fact that we met when he was dating other women. You can say that's what I signed up for, but it's still real life and it's still hard."
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But despite their many arguments, they plan on making their relationship work with couples counseling at their church. "We want to get a foundation that is healthy and pure and honest, with some help from a mediator," Higgins said. "Bachelor or not, our life is not easy to navigate. We have our struggles. But we won't give up. And for every argument, we're stronger for it."
And Bushnell feels the exact same way. "Even facing situations I didn't know if I could handle, running away was never an option for me. I am so committed to Ben. I love him so much and at the end of the day, I want to spend my life with him."
If that doesn't sound like a couple madly in love, then we don't know what does.