The Bachelor Ben Higgins admits he loves his final two ladies this season, but only one of them will walk away as the future Mrs. Higgins and a spectacular Neil Lane diamond engagement ring.
Who gets Ben’s final rose, and does he have a change of heart before he proposes on the March 14 finale? Here are the latest Bachelor spoilers and preview videos from ABC that hint at what’s in store as Ben’s journey to find love comes to a close.
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 25, 2016
Before Ben heads to the final rose ceremony, he will spend the night with his three ladies who made it through a number of group dates and one-on-one dates since the season started in early January. Lauren Bushnell, Caila Quinn, and JoJo Fletcher were front-runners for much of the season. It isn’t a big shocker that they ended up in Jamaica with Ben for the overnight dates (Week 9, February 29).
According to Reality Steve’s spoilers, Caila Quinn will not be the girl who hears “I love you” from Ben during her Fantasy Suite date. Although she has claimed for weeks that she fell in love with him, she struggles to reveal her feelings on both the hometown and overnight date episodes. Caila is eliminated at the rose ceremony after the overnight dates, something that is confirmed by her presence at the taping of the Women Tell All special on Saturday night.
Caila’s departure leaves two of this season’s most popular ladies to compete for Ben’s final rose — Lauren B. and JoJo Fletcher. The previews that show Ben telling two girls that he loves them has many fans wondering if this season’s spoilers are correct, and if Ben will end up mimicking one of his predecessors, Jason Mesnick, who proposed to one girl (Melissa Rycroft) at the rose ceremony but changed his mind and ended up marrying his runner-up, Molly Melaney.
Ben drops the L-word. Twice. https://t.co/6UcecpFZHf
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 26, 2016
Despite some crazy edits with some of Ben’s girls (Olivia Caridi comes to mind), Ben has been one of the more authentic Bachelors in the history of the show, so his feelings of love for both JoJo and Lauren are probably true.
However, it’s likely that there is a good amount of editing in the previews. Saying he is “in love” to one girl and saying “I do love you” to the other may have completely different meanings. There is no doubt he has strong feelings for JoJo, but he may not be “in love” with her like he is with Lauren.
Ben made it clear early on in the show that he was falling for Lauren B. He gushed about her on his People Bachelor blog several times, and while he’s been complimentary to JoJo, he has questioned whether his attraction to JoJo is just physical.
He also admits that although he has feelings for JoJo, he is more hesitant about going forward after meeting with her family during hometowns. In the video below, Ben questions if their relationship has her family’s support, something that is very important to him.
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 27, 2016
Despite ABC endlessly promoting Ben loving his final two ladies, Reality Steve is confident that Ben’s final rose goes to Lauren and that they are still engaged two months after the finale was filmed in Jamaica.
Of course, fans will be on the edge of their seats when the Bachelor season finale airs on March 14 just in case the spoilers turn out to be wrong, but the ease of his relationship with Lauren throughout the season points to a proposal that may be tissue-worthy.
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 24, 2016
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