'Bachelor' stars Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are donzo ... the couple just announced they've split.
The announcement came Monday but the writing was seemingly on the wall before the proposal ever went down. Ben proposed to Lauren in season 20 of 'Bachelor' but the relationship didn't come without some pretty major hiccups. First, he told Lauren AND JoJo Fletcher he loved them both before ultimately picking Lauren.
Also ... Ben, 29, and Lauren, 27, called off their wedding back in November as they tried to navigate the relationship off-camera.
They told PEOPLE -- which first reported the breakup -- that it's "with heavy hearts we announce our decision to go our separate ways. We feel fortunate for the time we had together, and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another."
Look I'll admit, I do like "The Bachelor". I find it hilarious watching all these alpha males try and fight for the love of one woman... Or is it love? That's the thing, it's not. I want to believe in love at first sight as much as the next guy, but it just isn't possible here. The main reason for this... IT'S A TV SHOW. The people go in knowing this will be seen by the entire world and therefore no one is really themselves.
Like I said, the show is entertaining. The drama and all that is hilarious sometimes.. But if you propose to someone after a month or whatever it is, you're crazy. You don't know anything about the person. Anyway, Ts and Ps to the formerly happy couple. Just let me know when Jojo is single again!