The season 20 finale of The Bachelor doesn't air for another two weeks, but as we reported yesterday, we do know that Ben Higgins is engaged.
And though Ben doesn't reveal to whom he bestowed that final rose, our Bachelor Spoilers gave us the answer long ago.
OR DID THEY?
On Monday's episode, Ben revealed that he was in love with two of the contestants, JoJo Fletcher and Lauren Bushnell, and he told them so.
Clearly, professing your love for two women on camera for all the world to see presents a bit of conflict - not only for Ben, but for the two apples of his eye.
Ben loves two but can only pick one. The one who isn't picked has to live with that rejection. But the one who does get picked has to deal with the knowledge that her fiance is in love with someone else.
We're guessing Ben didn't really think ahead on that one.
Now here's the twist (LOOK AWAY if you don't want spoilers)...
Ben picked Lauren. But sources say she was so freaked out about his love for JoJo that it caused the couple unsurmountable problems, leaving some to believe he ultimately went with option #2.
So who's the fiance? We don't know, but according to Ben, it hasn't been easy for her.
“I’ve had tough conversations,” Ben told Us Weekly. “I put her through hell and back.”
Dang. We kinda wish the camera was rolling for those convos. That's where the friggin' gold is.
“We continue to move forward because we continue to communicate,” insisted Higgins. “She’s been supportive and loving, and ultimately we’re going to get through it. We have gotten through it.”
Still, Ben says he has no regrets about telling the two women he loved them, because no one ever likes to admit they regret things.
“You can go back and regret things,” he says, “but it put me in a place now where I’m very happy.”