Why Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Decided to Go on a Double Date with JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are just like any other couple…except for the fact that nearly their entire relationship has played out in front of millions of people.

The stars of Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? sat down with E! News’ Erin Lim to dish on life after The Bachelor and why they decided to let cameras into their lives once again.

“I want people to see, first off, that we really care about each other, that our relationship is very real, that it has the same struggles and same joys that a lot of relationships share,” Higgins explains in the video above. “I think it’s very fun to watch because it’s two people that grew up in a very normal life being thrown into a very abnormal situation.”

Part of that very abnormal situation is that Ben’s ex, JoJo Fletcher, is in the news just as often thanks to having been the star of The Bachelorette. In fact, the first episode of Ben and Lauren featured the couple watching JoJo’s season together, and tonight’s episode includes a double date with Ben, Lauren, JoJo, and her fiance Jordan Rodgers.

Bushnell says that she and Fletcher are actually friends, and there’s no animosity between them.

“Coming off of The Bachelor, most of my struggles were with Ben. They really didn’t have anything to do with JoJo,” Lauren says. “We really just needed to rebuild a relationship, and it’s very hard coming off The Bachelor watching your now fiance date other women.”

That double date may sound very awkward, but it may not be as bad as you think.

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