Lauren Bushnell Goes Instagram Official With New Boyfriend Devin Antin
On Saturday, Lauren took to Instagram to share a photo of her and new boyfriend Devin Antin.
And with that, they are Instagram official:
"Dibs," she simply wrote of herself and her beau.
Lauren and former beau Ben, who found love on Season 20 of The Bachelor, announced their split back in May.
“We feel fortunate for the time we had together, and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another," the couple said.
According to People, the pair had faced issues throughout their relationship, which had a rocky start after Ben notoriously told both Lauren and other Bachelor finalist JoJo Fletcher that he loved them during the show's Fantasy Suites episode.
The site also reported that the couple was attending couples counseling at their church before news of the split.
Fans were more than a little surprised to find out just two months after the breakup announcement that Lauren was dating someone new.
“I decided to go for a run,” he said.
“I was praying the whole time like, ‘God, please release some anxiety.’”
“I stopped and thought, if I’m the man I claim I want to be, then I need to celebrate Lauren,” he continued.
"So if she’s happy, I will celebrate that the best I can.”
As for his own future, the star said he's not quite ready to jump into the dating pool just yet.
“Right now, for me to kiss anybody … my chest kind of gets tight. I know that’s really difficult for me," he said earlier this summer on his Almost Famous podcast with Ashley Iaconetti.
You are going to hurt somebody, you are going to hurt somebody deeply. But, I will not be one of those people. I cannot focus on the negative comments or indecently hateful words being said about me or my relationship even though they do sting. I do know great people that I care about deeply that comments and criticisms have affected and as a result I wanted to share my words. A small minority of people (at least I will continue to believe it is a small minority) want to see people suffer or fail. Personally, my basis for judging myself is simple, if I do something that doesnt represent Christ then I will listen to the opinions and words from family and friends who know me best and love me. I do desire (by the direction of family and peers) to become a better person daily. I know some will not agree with my intentions but in all things my pursuit is to represent Christ better. With that, I will once again clearly tell you I AM NOT PERFECT as none of us are and I have never claimed to be. I do desire to show love in all situations (do I always do that? No, I fail often). To be clear, not that this should be a surprise, but this podcast is a professional decision I have made to enhance my life and career. I still have a full time job. I am still running Generous Coffee company. I still have a blog. I am still actively involved in @humanityandhope. And now, because I was given the opportunity, I have added a podcast with a friend and a great company (@iheartradio) to talk about life (and I love to talk). The last few months have not gone the way I would have preferred. My relationships have changed drastically and what I envisioned my life was going to be has been redirected. It is sad, but it is nothing you should feel sorry for me about, life happens both the good and bad. With this, what do you think I should do now? For all of you that have given me advice let me give you some from my heart. Love as hard as you can (even to strangers). Ask yourself what life is about and pursue your conclusion with passion. When a good opportunity comes your way that fits your desires take it, because life is short but a lot more fun when you are doing something you enjoy.
“I desire commitment and I desire to emotionally attach myself to somebody … and say ‘Hey, I’ve got your back and I’m here for you,'” he continued.
“[But] I am forcing myself to get to know myself better, to find myself a little bit, to figure out who I am now.”
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