The Bachelor leading man Ben Higgins has been romantically linked to not one, not two, but three women as the new season draws near.
Oh yes. Just before his stint as the ABC franchise standard-bearer, rumors are flying that Ben is not only in a relationship, but a player.
Over the past few seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, fans have already lost a lot of faith in the “process” and motives in play.
This story is not likely to reverse that trend.
When The Bachelor spoilers confirmed that Ben was picked for the role, fans were more or less thrilled, believing Higgins was the perfect fit.
Granted, their only other option was Nick Viall, and Chris Soules and Juan Pablo Galavis set the bar low, but still. People were pro-Ben.
In wooing Kaitlyn Bristowe, he seemed genuinely sweet, innocent and invested in finding lasting love, while being free of ulterior motives.
Perhaps that isn't true after all, though.
In fact, ever since he got the job, there have been rumors of more women's Ben’s life than we can keep track of. Always a great sign.
First, we learned he was dating Tenley Molzahn, former runner-up on The Bachelor and recurring player on Bachelor Pad / In Paradise.
That romance was put on hold when he got the Bachelor gig, which would make sense ... except that he's reportedly with Kelly Osborn.
Kelly even posted photos of the two of them in their hometown of Denver, leading many to believe she was marking her online territory.
Now, to top it all off, we've learned that Ben is hollering at Cassandra Ferguson, also of The Bachelor and Bachelor In Paradise fame.
Ferguson has also been tied to Jonathan Holloway (it's an incestuous group) but the bottom line is that the next Bachelor is playing the field.
With all these women coming out of the woodwork, have we even seen the last of his womanizing ways? What other shockers are in store?