The 2016 season of The Bachelor starring Ben Higgins has completed filming, but he results are being kept secret as the season is currently airing on ABC. The majority of the rose ceremony eliminations are out there, ready to be spoiled for anyone willing to read them, but who is the big winner? Who did Ben Higgins choose? Well, a picture has surfaced with a bit of a sparkle that may have revealed who the big winner is.
Please let it be known that there are possible spoilers ahead for the new season of The Bachelor starring Ben Higgins. If you don’t want to know them, stop reading now.
Seriously, this could end up spoiling the entire season of The Bachelor for you. If you really don’t want to know what happens, then back away at this point and quit reading.
By way of previous spoilers from Reality Steve, we’ve been able to see who gets eliminated and who the final three will be. Caila Quinn is eliminated after reaching the final three and going on one of the overnight dates with Ben in Jamaica.
After that, it is down to Lauren Bushnell vs. JoJo Fletcher, and many have thought that it might come around to just these two being left at the end. Once the hometown dates are all said and done, Ben Higgins ends up engaged to Lauren B.
Even though the finale of The Bachelor doesn’t air on ABC until Mar. 15, she’s seemingly not afraid to let it be known.
TMZ caught this photo making the rounds as it freaks out the Internet full of fans of the show. It shows Lauren with a ring on her left ring finger. Instantly, the speculations began flying left and right as well as the “I knew it” proclamations from around the world.
There’s a bit of an issue, though. This picture was taken at the very beginning of September, which was long before Ben Higgins made his final choice. So far, there has been no knowledge or information out there that Lauren B. was married or engaged at that point in the filming.
What does it all mean?
It simply means she was wearing a ring on her left ring finger. It doesn’t necessarily mean it was an engagement ring at all. The ring certainly couldn’t have been from Ben, as the photo is dated two full months before the finale was taped.
Still, Celeb Dirty Laundry doesn’t think this photo’s appearance online, at this point in time, is a coincidence.
The picture was originally posted on Instagram by one of Lauren Bushnell’s friends, and it obviously shows the ring on her finger. There is no doubt that is what fans are going to be drawn to right away, and they all had to know that.
Not only was Lauren not chosen by Ben as his true love at that point, but ABC would have squashed it, too. If she was trying to wear an engagement ring out in public after Ben proposed to her and before The Bachelor finale, then ABC would likely have put a stop to it right away.
Many are taking this as a sign that Lauren Bushnell is nothing but “fame-hungry.” She isn’t breaking any of ABC’s rules, so to speak, but she is tip-toeing a fine line in trying to let things be known without actually saying or showing them.
Does she want people to know she is engaged to Ben Higgins? Lauren B. may be contractually obligated to be sworn to secrecy, but her friends aren’t. Her friends can always accidentally-on-purpose post pictures on Instagram showing a ring on Lauren’s left ring finger that isn’t really an engagement ring.
Nothing wrong with that, right?
Ben Higgins knows who he picks in the 2016 season finale of The Bachelor, but ABC is trying to keep things remotely a secret. In this day and age of the Internet and spoilers, plus those like Lauren Bushnell who are seemingly ready to let the world know, it’s hard to keep an engagement or a ring a secret.
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