The Bachelorette: Where are Kaitlyn Bristowe’s contestants now?

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Sorry folks, Ben Higgins is not single

Ben Higgins might quite possibly be one of the most beloved members of Bachelor Nation. We love to love him, and we simply couldn’t get enough of him from the moment we set eyes on him. On Kaitlyn’s season of The Bachelorette, Ben ended up being the second runner-up, but his quest for love didn’t stop there.

He was the Bachelor on Season 20 and left the show engaged to Lauren Bushnell. Their relationship, however, only lasted about a year. Lauren went on to marry country singer Chris Lane, and Ben? Well, Ben is officially and very happily engaged to his now-fiance, Jess Clark. And let me tell you, they are all sorts of adorable!

Currently, Ben is a co-host on the “Almost Famous” podcast and also runs a coffee business, Generous Coffee Co., based out of Denver. Things may have been off to a rocky start for dear ‘ol Ben Higgins, but it’s safe to say, he’s found his happy ending!

The road to eventual happiness

Jared Haibon’s journey in the Bachelor franchise has been interesting, to say the least. He was on Kaitlyn’s season of The Bachelorette, however, that was not the end of it. Jared popped up on Seasons 2 and 3 of Bachelor in Paradise (along with one season on the Australian version of the show), but eventually found love with fellow Bachelor Nation alum, Ashley Iaconetti.

Their path to finding one another was a complicated one, but they were always lurking in each other lives in some capacity. There’s even a moment during Kaitlyn’s season in which Ashley is hanging out with Nick right before he joined that season and created a ruckus.

In 2019, the couple tied the knot and made all of Bachelor Nation’s hearts melt with their beautiful love story. If I’m being honest, they’re one of my favorite couples from the franchise. It took them a while to get together, but now, it seems they couldn’t be happier!