Ben Higgins And Lauren B. Wedding Plans: Getting Married On Television?
Ben Higgins and Lauren B. are figuring out wedding plans, and that could involve a return to television.
As Gossip Cop reported, Lauren (real name: Lauren Bushnell) accepted Ben’s proposal on Monday’s season finale of “The Bachelor.” On the live “After The Final Rose” special afterward, Chris Harrison said the two could get married right then and there. The couple declined, but they’re not taking a future TV wedding off the table.
In a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, Lauren said, “We haven’t ruled anything out. All of the support from everyone has been so amazing that it would be something that both of us would consider, I think, moving forward, depending on what opportunities come to share our life with everyone around us who’s been supportive. And that include ‘Bachelor Nation.'”
Lauren went on, “So, it’s not ruled out, but it also — we don’t know what opportunities are going to present themselves. All we know is we want to get married and we want a wedding and we want our family and friends there. So, how that comes about, I’m not exactly sure. But we’re excited.”
So why not just do it last night? “For me, as much as I want to marry Ben tomorrow, I would also like a big celebration that’s planned with my family and my friends,” Lauren explained. “So for me, I don’t think I thought too much into it, but it was tempting.”
Fortunately Ben was on the same page. “It just wasn’t really an option,” the reality star said during the chat, “but it was a good try.” A more immediate return to television is out of the question, too, as he won’t be competing on “Dancing with the Stars” like his “Bachelor” predecessor, Chris Soules.
“My focus is not on what’s next [in Hollywood]. It’s on Lauren and I,” Ben explained. “Any decision that was made post-show was based on what was best for us, and I believe that what’s best for us is to really concentrate on [us] and to really spend as much time together as possible.”
Presumably, that time together will include wedding planning, whether those nuptials happen on TV or not (or at all). Previous “Bachelor Nation” couples to say “I Do” on TV include Trista & Ryan Sutter, Jason Mesnick & Molly Malaney, Ashley Hebert & J.P. Rosenbaum, Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici, and most recently, Jade Ropert & Tanner Tolbert.