As Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell blissfully bid farewell to The Bachelor, the couple are handing the torch to Nick Viall with a piece of love advice. Higgins and Bushnell also took a camping trip with fellow Bachelor Chad Johnson – and it was filled with tears.
Nick Viall is the new Bachelor for the show’s Season 21 which will be aired in 2017. It is Viall’s fourth time doing the reality TV show. The 35-year-old previously placed as a runner up for The Bachelorettes Andi Dorfman and Kristen Bowe. On his third time in joining the show, Viall got together with Jen Soviano for Bachelor in Paradise, but the relationship did not work out.
The former Bachelor couple, Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, are all praises for Viall. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Higgins says Viall is a great choice for the new season. He said, “I think Nick adds an element that I never could. I think he’s very introspective. I think he really wants to find somebody.”
The 28-year-old also added that it is going to be fun seeing Viall’s “journey as a man” and see how much he has changed, as well as he did.
Additionally, Bushnell said, “Nick deserves it.”
Viall revealed that he met with the couple for dinner previously where they also gave him some thoughts to ponder.
Viall shared to People Magazine, “The advice that Ben gave me that probably stuck with me the most was if I’m not lucky enough to meet someone that I really feel in my heart that I want to spend the rest of my life with, don’t be afraid not to get engaged.”
Other latest news on the couple reveals that they took a camping trip with Bachelor in Paradise Chad Johnson. Bushnell invited the 29-year-old to help him let off steam. It was a tough year for Johnson especially with the recent passing of his mother.
“We just wanted to show him, ‘Hey, there are actually people that exist from this show that actually kind of care,” Higgins shared.
He shared the trip was not without tears.
The camping trip will be aired on an episode for Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins’ new reality show titled Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? on Freeform premiering on Oct. 11.
Stay tuned for latest news on the former Bachelorette couple.
Photo source: Ben Higgins’ official Instagram