Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell got engaged last winter on ABC's 'The Bachelor” 2016 season and they are currently sharing updates on how things are now via their Freeform show titled “Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After.” While these two have shown nothing but love via their social media pages, viewers saw this week that they faced an emotional conversation about putting their wedding plans on hold. Are they still together or are they faking things and headed for a split as some tabloids are reporting?

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Higgins and Bushnell have admitted to some hesitation

During the most recent episode of the “Bachelor” couple's spin-off show, Ben Higgins told Lauren Bushnell that he loved her and wants to marry her, but he wasn't ready to move ahead with their wedding yet. In the wake of that, Life & Style came out with what they termed an exclusive where they said that Lauren has broken up with Ben, but they supposedly will keep up appearances until the finale of their show airs.

Ben and Lauren aren't holding back from addressing these “Bachelor” split rumors, though.

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They talked with Entertainment Tonight and said that they are “together, happier than ever – no plans to break up!” Higgins notes that he doesn't have any regrets about opening up as he did in counseling, noting that he and Bushnell are now in “one of the best places we've ever been in our relationship.”

Despite some hiccups, Ben and Lauren say they're better than ever

The “Bachelor” star says that he and his fiancee are much less stressed now and feel less pressure now than before the buzzworthy counseling session that just aired on their show.

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He adds that they are laughing and smiling more than they had been at the time of the counseling and that they are feeling refreshed after a recent vacation together.

While Bushnell and Higgins had previously hinted that they might get married before the end of 2016, they have backed away from those plans and more recently indicated that they are aiming for sometime in 2017. Will Ben and Lauren end up tying the knot or are the rumors about a split accurate?

“The Bachelor” fans are definitely rooting for Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell and will be anxious to see what comes next for them.

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