lauren bushnell considered her "The Bachelor" journey a learning experience that taught her several important things in life. The show has also made her realize the importance of taking the time in building long-term relationships. Specifically, the TV personality opened up about her perspective on marriage during a live broadcast on Instagram.

The 27-year-old star was previously engaged to Ben Higgins before they called it quits in May.

Before they confirmed the separation, the "Bachelor" couple had been open about the struggles in their relationship. Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins even admitted that they have sought the help of couples' counseling to settle their issues.

Inside Lauren and Ben's engagement

The two also informed the public of their decision to call the engagement off although both have clarified that there was nothing wrong between them despite the decision.

Ben Higgins, however, confessed that working together with Lauren Bushnell has affected their relationship.

"The best thing is we've gotten to spend a lot of time together," he said. "And I think that also sometimes can be the worst thing in a way, because we haven't really had our space."

He also acknowledged the importance of privacy, which he said was lacking in their relationship. The "Bachelor" couple continued to prove their affection for each other until the they eventually confirmed their separation in a joint statement.

"We feel fortunate for the time we had together, and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another," the two said.

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Lauren finds new love after Ben split

A couple of months after the split, Lauren Bushnell was mired in dating rumors with Devin Antin. It was said that the two have been hanging out as friends until their relationship developed into something more.

When asked if she plans to settle down with her new beau, Lauren Bushnell candidly said that she can already see her future with Devin Antin. She, however, thought it would be best to take things slow before entering a lifelong commitment.

"I do see a future with him but I want to be 1,000 percent sure before I get engaged and even more sure before I get married," she told her Instagram followers. "And for me, that takes time. I've learned a lot of things in the last couple years and this is a big one. Marriage is such a special and sacred thing that should never be rushed."

The "Bachelor" star has previously revealed that she met her new lover through dating app Tinder two years ago.

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