Chris Lane Explains Sharing Photo Of Lauren With Ex Ben Higgins

Chris and Lauren Lane and Ben Higgins/Credit: Instagram

Country singer Chris Lane caused quite the stir online when he shared a photo of his now-wife Lauren with her Bachelor ex-fiance Ben Higgins. Chris Lane finally spoke out and shared what he was thinking when he posted the photo about meeting his future wife while she was with someone else.

Fans Think Country Singer Stole Lauren Bushnell From Bachelor Fiance

Chris Lane took to social media in May to share a flashback photo of the first time he met his now-wife, Lauren Bushnell. Except the photo also included Ben Higgins, to whom she was still engaged at the time.

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell/Credit: Bachelor ABC YouTube
Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell/Credit: Bachelor ABC YouTube

Lauren was a contestant on Season 20 of The Bachelor. She got engaged to Ben Higgins during the season finale. The couple went on to film a reality show for the CW. Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? only aired for one season before they ended their relationship without getting married.

The post sparked some serious confusion for people who maybe didn’t know the history between Lauren and Ben Higgins. Some mistakenly thought that the country singer stole her away from her Bachelor fiance.

Chris Lane Explains Viral Photo of Wife and Ben Higgins

Chris Lane was a guest on the Almost Famous podcast hosted by Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti. He shared some insight into why he posted the photo. He was simply sharing a flashback photo to show that life has a “fun way” of working itself out.


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The “Big, Big Plans” singer revealed that he actually texted Ben before posting it, which the Bachelor alum confirmed back in May. But in hindsight, Chris Lane realized he could have made the caption more clear.

“I didn’t realize I was going to shake things up and I guess I should have posted, ‘Ben’s OK with me posting this photo.’”

The singer also cleared up the timeline of his romance with Lauren Bushnell Lane. He said that they did meet for the first time the night the photo was taken. However, they didn’t start dating for several years and it was after her relationship with Ben Higgins had already ended.

“Her and I didn’t even start dating until four years after that photo was taken. I think people, I guess they thought that I met her that night, and then we started dating immediately after that, which was just not even close to the case.”

Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell married in 2019 and have two sons. Ben Higgins has also moved on, marrying Jess Clarke in 2021.

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