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The Bachelor's Ben Higgins Calls Off His Wedding to Lauren Bushnell

Have they broken up?

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Liam Mathews

On Tuesday's two-part Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?, 20th Bachelor Ben Higgins postponed his planned televised wedding to his betrothed, Lauren Bushnell.

The couple had been experiencing hiccups in their journey to the altar, with Higgins wanting to slow the pace of the relationship. Ben and Lauren went to marriage counseling (which, for some reason, was a group session with their friends, two of whom are twin sisters who are not married to each other), and over the course of the session Ben came to realization that he needed to call off the wedding, which was scheduled for the near-ish future.

But this doesn't mean the wedding will never happen! He reassured Lauren that he still loves her very much and wants to marry her, he just wants to take more time so they can get to know each other better before they rush down the aisle.

​Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?

Vu Ong, Freeform

Lauren, after some reflection, came to terms with Ben's decision, saying: "If Ben needs a little more time to feel comfortable getting married, that he should really have it because in the end, it won't matter if this wedding's a little bit later."

Two episodes still remain in Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?'s first season, and this issue will surely be resolved by the finale. It seems like the answer to the title's question is "pretty much, more or less." According to Instagram, Ben and Lauren are still together, and recently went on a service trip to Honduras.

No wedding date has been announced, but I wouldn't count these two out yet.

Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Freeform.