‘The Bachelor’ Ben Higgins Allegedly Keeps In Touch With JoJo Fletcher In Secret
While Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell have denied rumors of a breakup in the wake of their decision to call of their wedding, a new rumor states that The Bachelor star has remained secretly in touch with the runner-up from his season, JoJo Fletcher.
According to an anonymous source for Life & Style, Ben has been in contact with The Bachelorette star.
“Ben has been secretly calling JoJo ever since Lauren moved in with him in April,” the source claimed. “They talked every three or four weeks at first, but it’s become more frequent since the wedding was canceled.”
Needless to say, Lauren doesn’t know about any of this, as the calls have all taken place behind her back.
“If Lauren knew about it, she’d be devastated,” the insider shares. “Lauren is insanely jealous. She won’t take this lightly at all.”
The source goes on to state that while Ben has doubts about his relationship, JoJo is similarly uncertain about the choice she made with Jordan Rodgers, who earned her final rose at the end of this past season of The Bachelorette.
“She’s not happy in her relationship with him,” the source says. “Jordan is absolutely clueless about the calls.”
Naturally, this should probably be taken with a grain of salt. On the one hand, yes, Life & Style broke news about the cancelled wedding, but that was also information that could have been gleaned from previews for Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?, the couple’s spinoff reality show on Freeform. This news is far more anecdotal, and much harder to confirm unless the source wants to come forward with his or her identity. I think part of my hesitation to buy into it is simply that I’m rooting for Ben and Lauren to make it. While the wedding has essentially been postponed indefinitely, both Ben and Lauren seem adamant that they’re sticking it out together. Now that the season of Happily Ever After? has concluded, I guess we’ll see if they stay together, or if they go their separate ways.
But what do you think? Sound off in the comments!
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