Yikes! Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell‘s relationship wasn’t the only thing that took a nosedive following their season of The Bachelor.
Fans of the engaged couple, who recently announced their split after one year together, also noticed that Lauren’s frame was getting alarmingly skinny.
Critics took to social media to harass the blonde beauty about her weight loss, with many concerned she was taking it too far.
“Lauren you look disgusting. Please eat,” one follower harshly noted while another added, “You’ve become so thin…”
Lauren in Nov. 2015 vs. Sept. 2016.
So was Lauren’s weight loss a sign that her relationship with Ben was falling apart?
While the former flight attendant did admit to dropping pounds post-Bachelor, she did reveal that she actually gained weight while filming the reality dating competition thanks to wine.
“THIS IS THE EXACT SAME WEIGHT I WAS WHEN I STARTED THE BACHELOR THEN I DRANK WINE EVERY DAY WITH @amanda_stantonn AND THEN AFTER THE SHOW I DIDNT DRINK WINE EVERY DAY GET OFF MY S–T THIS IS HOW GOD MADE ME BYE,” she wrote after being body shamed on social media.
However, that explanation was not enough and she was forced to clap back again when commenters continued to accuse her of not eating.
“My face when someone tells me to ‘eat a cheeseburger.’ #bye,” she cheekily captioned a pic. In another snap, she added, “Still grubbin, just working hard thx.”
She also credits her figure to a strict workout regime, which she regularly posted on Snapchat and which her former fiancé was definitely a fan of.
“She’s mine. Straight Flexin. #fitgirl,” Ben previously wrote alongside a photo of Lauren flexing her muscles — but even Lauren knew the hate wasn’t going to end there.
“@higgins.ben babe you are literally asking for trolls to comment on my weight. Also not actually flexing duh Get a better pic when I’m straight out of the gym n swoll n stuff,” she added.
Keep doing you, girl!