Are ‘Bachelor’ 2016’s Ben Higgins and SPOILER Still Together?
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Are ‘Bachelor’ 2016’s Ben Higgins and SPOILER Still Together?


Ben Higgins’s Bachelor 2016 journey is coming to a close during tonight's March 14 finale, but his relationship is really just getting started!

In real time, the Bachelor got engaged to — drumroll please — Lauren Bushnell in late November, so it's been over three months since he and the Season 20 winner became exclusive.

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While we’d hope Ben and his gal would at least stick it out a few months, many a Bachelor before him have called it quits with their final picks pretty soon after filming the finale (looking at you, Mesnick!), so you can’t blame us for asking.

Luckily, our intel tells us Ben and Lauren are still going strong! As we told you a little while back, Ben proposed to the gorgeous flight attendant in Jamaica right before Thanksgiving.

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Since then, he's been candid in interviews about how he's engaged and happier than ever. That says a lot considering he was in love with both Lauren and runner-up JoJo Fletcher in the fall! Ben has explained how he put Lauren "through hell and back," but they continue to move forward and communicate.

Of course throughout the season there's been speculation on social media and in the press about Ben and Lauren's status.

Even the contestant's Instagram post on Christmas Day raised a few eyebrows, when she posted a pic of herself departing from somewhere that looked suspiciously like St. Louis — something her fellow Bachelor castmate Rachel Tchen pointed out in the comments.

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So what does that matter? Well, it could be nothing but people were wondering at the time why the 25-year-old, who hails from L.A. and has family based in Portland, Oregon, would be in the Midwest for the holidays. Oh wait, Ben’s family is in Indiana! Just sayin’.

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Other than that little tidbit, the couple’s social media activity hasn’t been too indicative of anything since filming wrapped. The Bachelor has been spending his time hitting up Denver Broncos games with friends (including McLovin??), bonding with family, and broin’ out with Bachelorette co-star JJ Lane:

Lauren has been doing much of the same, getting in some QT with her brother and drinking cocktails with her girlfriends.

The Bachelor finale airs on Monday, March 14 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.