For fans wondering who Ben Higgins ends up with following his time on The Bachelor Winter Games, it's not as bad as it seems. While Ben seemingly left the lodge empty-handed and still dealing with his breakup with ex-fiancé Lauen Bushnell, it is being reported he actually had a girlfriend while filming the reality dating competition.
"I just can’t with this Ben conversation," Reality Steve tweeted during Tuesday night's episode. "I don’t think Ben is a bad guy at all. I just don’t know what the hell he’s trying to do. This comes off so phony when he’s been dating someone for 6 months. What the hell is she thinking watching this?"
I don’t think Ben is a bad guy at all. I just don’t know what the hell he’s trying to do. This comes off so phony when he’s been dating someone for 6 months. What the hell is she thinking watching this?— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) February 21, 2018
According to the blogger, Ben has been dating a mystery woman named Lindsey Duke since last summer. "He’s been seeing Lindsay since July when I first reported it and yes, she was sitting next to him at Thanksgiving dinner with his friends and family," he wrote. "No idea why he hasn’t gone public with her yet. Why’d he do Winter Games? Again, your guess is as good as mine, but maybe he just wanted to have a fun vacation or something. He didn’t 'partner' or 'pair up' with anyone really when he was there." And while he has not posted on social media about Lindsey, who has also been linked to former Bachelorette contestant Robby Hayes, he did reveal he was dating again post-Lauren.
"I'm not trying to hide anything. I've gone on a couple dates," he told E! News. "It's been nothing but dates. I think it's been blown out of proportion. I'm not exclusively with anybody. But I am starting to put my foot back in the water." As for Lauren, she is happily dating boyfriend Devin Antin — and she's not hiding her relationship from fans.
"I do see a future with him," she wrote to a fan on Instagram. "But I want to be 1000 percent sure before I get engaged and even more sure before I get married. And for me that takes time. I’ve learned a lot of things in the last couple years and this is a big one. Marriage is such a special and sacred thing that should never be rushed." So, what's the deal Ben?
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