Bachelor Nation Mourns Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell's Break Up

May 15, 2017

While you’re sipping on your Pinot tonight, take a second to pour a little out for

The Bachelor’s Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell.

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They've officially called it quits. They issued a statement today to People Magazine saying,

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways. 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.”

There have been talks of their relationship being on the verge of splitsville for a while.

A few months back, Ben shot down rumors by posting a snuggly pic on Instagram with Lauren with the caption:

“No need to respond to ‘fake news’ but the feeling I have in this picture is the same feeling I have for this girl today.”

And if you watched their suuuuuper boring show that was on FreeForm, there was that whole ordeal where Ben didn’t want to “rush into things” and postponed their wedding.

Ya............that was awkward.

Farewell, Ben and Lauren! See one (or both of you) on Bachelor in Paradise, I imagine! 

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