Lauren Bushnell has officially left Bachelor Nation.
And she’s done so for a different country entirely.
By which we mean the following: The former Bachelor contestant is now engaged to a country singer named Chris Lane.
The proposal took place on Sunday in the backyard of Bushnell’s family home in Oregon, with Lane telling People Magazine:
“I knew she wouldn’t want some elaborate crazy proposal.
“So, I decided to keep it pretty casual.
“I asked her parents for different places in Portland I could potentially take her to, but after a lot of thought I decided doing it at the family cookout would be the most laid-back setting and that she’d appreciate the simplicity of me proposing to her in her parents’ backyard.”
Lane added, provided a lot more detail:
“I was initially worried that doing it on Father’s Day might not be the best move, but her dad, Dave, said that it could only add to his Father’s Day and that’s when I decided Sunday, June 16 was the day.
“Shout out to Lauren’s parents, Dave and Kris, for having the yard in tip-top shape!”
Bushnell is known to celebrity gossip followers for having won Season 20 of The Bachelor.
She agreed to marry Ben Higgins immediately afterward, but the pair broke up in May of 2017.
The two even starred in a short-lived spinoff titled Lauren & Ben: Happily Ever After, but Bushnell later admitted she was anxious about committing to forever with Higgins.
“I remember waking up that morning and I kind of had an idea that I was possibly going to get engaged and I remember having so much anxiety about it,” she told Reality Steve on his podcast anout a year ago, referring to the Season 20 finale and adding:
“I remember being really anxious that morning to the point where like I kind of snapped at my producer, which I had never done.”
Fast forward to this summer, and Bushnell is singing a far happier tune.
“I can’t stop smiling,” Lauren wrote on her Instagram on Tuesday, confirming her engagement to Lane.
“I feel so incredibly blessed that every misstep, mistake and heartache has led me to you. I couldn’t be happier to call you mine, forever. The journey was well worth it.”
“Thank you Christopher Eric Lane for softening my heart and making it whole.
“Never going to stop telling you how much I love you and I will hold onto you forever and ever! Lauren Lane has a nice ring to it.”
Bushnell and Lane got together toward the end of 2018, about three months after she split from someone named Devin Antin.
The stars made their public debut at the 2018 Country Music Awards, with Lane telling E! News on the red carpet:
“She’s the first date that I’ve ever brought to any award show. She’s an amazing girl, no doubt about it.”
In March, the pair moved in together in Nashville.
The following month, while on the red carpet at the 2019 ACM Awards, Chris told E! News there’s “no doubt” he’s going to marry Lauren.
And, would you look at that… he was right!
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