'The Bachelor': Lace and Olivia Butt Heads in Dramatic Confrontation, Plus a Shocking Departure!
By Meredith B. Kile
Tension erupted in the Bachelor house on Monday, as Ben Higgins started to develop deeper relationships with some of the girls and weed out the ones with whom he didn’t have as much chemistry.
But all the drama boiled over at the cocktail party before the rose ceremony, where Lace-- who had one of the most cringe-worthy limo exits last week -- finally lost her cool after feeling like her time “practically eyef***ing” the Bachelor kept getting interrupted.
“I have a very bold personality, I’m a lot to handle.” she told Ben when the two got another moment alone, though it seems like the 27-year-old business analyst already knows that.
Lace also got into it with frontrunner Olivia, who ruffled feathers in the house when she pushed for private time with Ben after getting the first impression rose last week and receiving the group date rose this week.
“I don’t know what rose ceremonies are, really,” she said, getting cocky about her standing amongst the other suitors. “Ben’s my man at this point...Olivia Higgins. It’s mine. Come on, let’s just end the show now.”
Lace took her aside at the party to confront her, saying, “You did what you just did knowing girls are going to react.”
But Olivia was having none of Lace’s drama, telling the cameras, “I think it’s easy when you’re stressed and you’re frustrated with your own relationship and the progress that it’s making, I’m like the punching bag.”
Ultimately, both girls got a rose, but the evening ended on a surprise departure, as LB turned down her rose at the ceremony, opting to leave instead.
“I mentioned when we started this thing that I wanted it to be a two-way street,” Ben told the girls after he spoke with LB privately. “I wanted everybody here to feel empowered, to speak up when this whole situation got to be too much. That’s what LB just did.”