June 9, 2016
Ben Higgins And Lauren Bushnell Headed For A Split? Former 'Bachelor' Putting Wedding Planning On Hold For Politics?

Ben Higgins might have a future in politics. The former Bachelor star is reportedly interesting in making a career in the political world. How will this impact his marriage with Lauren Bushnell?

Parent Herald reports that Higgins wants to enter politics as soon as possible even if that means forgoing his wedding with Bushnell.

Higgins is eying a spot in the Colorado House of Representatives. As fans will recall, Higgins' home is in Denver.

To gather support for his election, Higgins has started a website to see how many voters are already in his camp.

"Thank you for your support as Ben explores his opportunities to make a positive impact on his local community!" the site claims.

So far, Higgins has yet to come forward and confirm his desire to run for office.

According to Buddy TV, Higgins is planning on running as a Republican for a seat in House District 4. That seat is currently taken up by Dan Pabon, who also happens to be the House Speaker.

'The Bachelor' Ben Higgins 'Devastated' Over Lauren Bushnell's Dark Past, Couple On The Verge Of A Split? [Image via ABC]
Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins after the proposal. [Image via ABC]

Unfortunately, the Republican Party has nominated Willie Pinkston to compete against Pabon. If Higgins decides to run, however, Pinkston will offer him the spot.

"Whatever lies ahead, love, grace, and hope are ideals that guide my life. I will take them with me on my next adventure," Higgins shared. "Lauren and I aren't sure yet what that will be, but in terms of representing House District 4, Willie Pinkston is an amazing person, and any decision I make regarding entering the race will be based on what is best for Willie, his family and for Lauren and me."

Ben Higgins added that his biggest priority is helping out his local community and using his fame to better his community.

If Higgins is planning on entering politics, then his upcoming wedding with Bushnell might be in jeopardy. Not only would his campaign make his schedule too busy for a wedding, but there are signs of trouble in their relationship.

New reports indicate that Higgins and Bushnell's relationship is not going smoothly. Apparently, their biggest source of contention is Bushnell's ill feelings for Higgins' Bachelor runner-up, JoJo Fletcher.

JoJo Fletcher Engaged Already? Plus 'The Bachelorette' Reveals How She Moved On From Ben Higgins [Image via ABC]
JoJo Fletcher [Image via ABC]

Bushnell is jealous now that Fletcher is getting all the attention on The Bachelorette. Despite beating Fletcher and receiving Higgins' final rose, Bushnell feels as though she should get her choice of men.

"JoJo's on a show where all these amazing guys are competing for her and her alone, and JoJo gets her pick," an inside source shared. "She won't have to deal with a guy who likes her and another woman."

That being said, Higgins and Bushnell have not offered any clues that point towards a breakup. Instead, AOL reports that their wedding might become a reality faster than anyone thinks.

"[Higgins and Bushnell] will get married very soon, probably this summer," a source explained to Us Magazine.

To further substantiate reports of a coming wedding, Bushnell recently shared that she wants to have the ceremony close to her hometown of Portland.

"My parents are in Portland. I was born and raised there. I don't think that Ben or myself would rule anything out of this point, and Portland has some of the best summers," Bushnell explained.

At the same time, Bushnell went on to hint that they might televise the wedding.

"We want to share our life with everyone who's been supportive," she said. "And that includes Bachelor Nation."

At this point, it's anyone's guess when Higgins and Bushnell will decide to tie the knot. However, if Higgins decides to run for a seat in Colorado's House of Representatives, then their wedding plans will likely need to be adjusted.

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