Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell want the world to know that they're not the perfect couple.
As much as the official previews for their upcoming Freeform reality series, Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After would like to lead us to believe, they are not without their flaws.
We witnessed them fall in love on The Bachelor, but the contestants of the reality hit don't have the best track record in relationships, so we refuse to believe they'll actually get tie the knot until it actually happens.
Having their own reality series will no doubt sweeten the deal to stay together, but at least the couple are now revealing they are not as perfect as they lead us to believe.
“There are so many weird elements to being in a relationship after The Bachelor,” says Bushnell, 26.
“We’ve gotten in arguments like any other couple, but about some things that other couples wouldn’t have to fight about, like the fact that we met when he was dating other women. You can say that’s what I signed up for, but it’s still real life and it’s still hard.”
Bushnell does have a point. It must be somewhat difficult knowing your significant other could have been intimate with more than one person.
That said, she did admit that she signed up for it.
To be fair, she probably didn't think she would emerge victorious at the end of the competition.
To help keep them grounded and on the same page, the couple are undergoing couples counseling at their local church.
“We want to get a foundation that is healthy and pure and honest, with some help from a mediator,” says Higgins.
“Bachelor or not, our life is not easy to navigate. We have our struggles. But we won’t give up. And for every argument, we’re stronger for it.”
It is at least comforting to know that they're being proactive in getting help.
It would be horrible if they just brushed everything aside for years and then divorced.
“Even facing situations I didn’t know if I could handle, running away was never an option for me. I am so committed to Ben. I love him so much and at the end of the day, I want to spend my life with him.”
Fans of Ben and Lauren can take solace in the fact that they're dealing with their problems pretty much as soon as they occur.
That's more than can be said for most of The Bachelor franchise couples that become single pretty quickly.
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