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Ben Higgins Is The New Bachelor

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I don’t really watch The Bachelor (though admittedly, Bachelor In Paradise is absolutely delicious and I’ve become totally obsessed this summer), but it’s apparently Big News that the new Bachelor has been announced, and it’s Ben Higgins! You may remember Ben from Kaitlyn’s season of The Bachelorette, where he was the runner-up. Why’s Ben still on the prowl, then? Well, he’s ready for love, of course!

From People:

“I’m ready to share my life with somebody,” says Higgins, who was the second runner up on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of The Bachelorette. “And I’m not fearful of the idea of getting married. As soon as I can find that person, it seems like the better life will be.”

As for how he feels about Kaitlyn, it’s all good. There are no hard feelings there at all, and he’s moved on.

“I was falling in love with Kaitlyn,” he says. “She’s an amazing person. But after watching the season back, I realized that there were other relationships that seemed a little more right than ours. Also, [Kaitlyn’s fiancé] Shawn [Booth] and I are really good friends, and I see how happy he is and how happy she is, and that allowed me to move on and build a relationship with them as friends.”

Well, that’s that. Should be… fun? Entertaining? A mess? You choose.

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