Unlike other couples who found love on ABC's dating reality shows "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are ready to get married and they have even set a wedding date. The duo will get married this summer and the ceremony will be televised on ABC, a source told Us Weekly.
The couple hadn't set a wedding date when they came on the "After the Final Rose" special in March, but at the time Higgins hinted that he was eager to share the big day with his fans. It remains to be seen if JoJo Fletcher, the runner up in Higgins' season of "The Bachelor," will be invited to the wedding.
As fans of Bachelor Nation know, Higgins had professed his love for Fletcher and even promised her that she wouldn't be blindsided on Season 20 of "The Bachelor." But in the end, he dumped her for Bushnell, and Fletcher is currently taking part in the next edition of "The Bachelorette."
Talking to Good Morning America about being dumped by Higgins, Fletcher said that she was sure she would get engaged. "I had mentally prepared myself for that, but it didn't work out," said Fletcher, adding that she hasn't been in touch with Higgins. "Ben and I don't communicate," said Fletcher. "I kind of have my relationship with Lauren which is my first priority."
If Higgins and Bushnell do get married, then they will be the first couple to do so after Sean and Catherine Lowe. Most of the couples who came after them such as Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray, and Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff have all split up. Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth are together, but they are yet to set a wedding date.
In the meantime, ABC is gearing up to air the next season of "The Bachelorette," on Monday, May 23.