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Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell Are Going Strong After Calling Off Their Wedding

If you saw Tuesday’s episode of Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?, you know the couple’s happily ever after seemed a lot more questionable when they called off their wedding after a couple’s therapy session.

With fans in turmoil, we weren’t sure about the future of Ben and Lauren. But Ben quickly shut down our doubts by telling Entertainment Tonight the truth about their relationship.

“We’re in one of the best places we’ve ever been in our relationship—probably the best place,” the former Bachelor said. “We’re feeling less stressed. We’re feeling less pressured. We’re able to laugh and smile more…That decision at that point led us to every decision we’ve made to get to today.”

The couple recently took their first vacation together, which strengthened their bond.

“We both came back just clearly refreshed, at ease and we really needed it,” Lauren said. “Sometimes you have to listen to your relationship, listen to each other and yourself, and know—hey, we need some time here. Thankfully we’re blessed enough that we get to take a vacation…It was exactly what we needed. The adventure aspect of it all and doing things together, paddling, snorkeling—we kind of hit the reset button.”

With the pressure of marriage off their backs, we hope the couple will be able to focus on them and what really matters. Marriage can wait.

Rachel graduated from the Honors College at James Madison University in May 2017 and is pursuing a career in the media/PR industry. She majored in Media Arts & Design with a concentration in journalism and minored in Spanish and Creative Writing. She loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, and going to the beach.