EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Inside Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell's Date With JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers
By Lauren Zima
This could be one for the Bachelor Nation books.
On Tuesday night's episode of Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?, viewers will see former Bachelor Ben Higgins and fiancée Lauren Bushnell on a double date with Ben’s ex, Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher, and her fiancé Jordan Rodgers. ET has the first photos of the foursome, and, perhaps unsurprisingly … alcohol was involved.
“Whenever you sit down with people that you've dated before, it's going to be a little awkward for at least the start!” Higgins recently told ET. It’s a situation few people would find themselves in…unless they’re on reality TV. But judging by the photos, things ended up OK. The group is seen deep in conversation at Katsuya in Hollywood, sharing both mimosas and laughs. In one picture, Bushnell and Fletcher even take a selfie together.
“It was a good thing for us both to do,” Higgins said. “To kind of support each other and put all the weirdness aside.”
Of course, Higgins is infamously the only Bachelor in the show’s history to say “I love you” to two women, Bushnell and Fletcher. He broke up with Fletcher in the finale, and she brought up the heartbreak several times during her subsequent season of The Bachelorette. On the series premiere of Happily Ever After?, Bushnell and Higgins spoke about Fletcher frequently, especially because they were asked by producers to attend her taping of After the Final Rose, spurring a squabble between the couple.
Bushnell and Fletcher have both maintained that they’re friends to ET. “There's so many times where JoJo and myself, we know exactly what the other's going through,” Bushnell told us in August.
To see the date go down, tune into Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 8/7c on Freeform, and check out all of our exclusive photos from their date below!