Ben Higgins + Lauren Bushnell to Star in ‘The Bachelor’ Spinoff Show
For those of you eager for more Bachelor spinoffs, you're in luck: The show's most recent couple, Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, is getting a brand new series on Freeform.
The reality show — appropriately titled Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After — will follow the couple’s post-Bachelor life as they prepare for their upcoming wedding and adjust to life with each other "while navigating the real world after the splendor of The Bachelor's exotic dates and fantasy suites has ended,” according to a press release from Freeform via CNN.
“Ben and Lauren are the biggest Bachelor couple of the last 10 years,” said executive vice president of programming and development at Freeform, Karey Burke. “Their romance captures everyone’s attention, and we are delighted to continue their story on Freeform.”
The couple relayed the news today (June 22) together via Facebook. Ben kicked the (super short) video announcement off saying, "We cannot wait for you to join us watching our new series Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After on Freeform,” before Lauren wrapped things up, saying, “During the show you’ll get a peek at our lives after The Bachelor.”
E! News also reports the show will follow Ben as he pursues a career in politics, while Lauren will attempt to “establish her identity post-Bachelor."
News of Ben’s budding political career came earlier this month, when PEOPLE reported the former Bachelor star had been considering running for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives. He has yet to confirm or deny that rumor, but based on the premise for his and Lauren's new show, an office run seems pretty plausible.
There's no official date set for Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After yet, but you can check out the current season of The Bachelorette while you wait.
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