Even though Ben Higgins gave his final rose to Lauren Bushnell, his heart went to Jessica Clarke.
Higgins made his debut on Kaitlyn Bristow’s season 11 of The Bachelorette. Following his elimination, ABC named him the season 20 Bachelor.
Higgins then proposed to Bushnell during the March 2016 finale. The couple broke it off in May 2017.
“I would say the joy that we felt toward our relationship at the beginning was — for some reason — slipping away,” Higgins revealed on his “Almost Famous” podcast at the time. “And we were both working very hard to bring that joy back. And it just never seemed to get there. So it was a long time coming but it wasn’t necessarily like we dragged it out. … It’s hard to say goodbye to somebody that you spent so much time with and it’s hard to say goodbye to somebody that you really did believe was The One.”