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Lauren Bushnell, Ben Higgins reveal family and wedding plans

16 March 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are being asked when they are getting married after the much-awaited “The Bachelor” proposal.

The two got engaged on Monday evening during the season 20 finale of the series. On Tuesday, the couple was interviewed by E! News and they said that they are already planning for the wedding. Bushnell shared, “I would love to set a date and start the planning and start getting excited about that. We talked this morning on the plane, I would love to do 2016, early 2017.” She added that she does not want to rush to the point that it becomes stressful but she also does not want to wait too long for them to tie the knot.

However, they did not confirm yet that they are televising their wedding. If they decide to do so, they will not be the first couple to have their wedding televised as in the past, Trista Sutter and Ryan Sutter got married back in 2003 and it was shown on TV. So were the weddings of Sean and Catherine Lowe, and Jason and Molly Mesnick .

Higgins then said that the televised marriage is an opportunity they would have to look into. He added, “We are returning to the stage of life now where we can be public as an engaged couple. And now whatever opportunities come up and whatever conversations happen, we'll listen.” He pointed out that if it is not the best option for them, they will celebrate it privately with friends and family.

However, the new couple did reveal that when “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison asked if they wanted to get married during the live “After the Final Rose” ceremony and would even have Higgins’ pastor flown from home, they said that they considered it.

The two also appeared on “Good Morning America” and they were asked about starting a family. Higgins said, “We laughed about this the other day. I think, what did we say, three kids?” Bushnell chimed in saying, “I really want three, yeah. So, you agreed right?” Higgins noted that he did agree and joked “…just to be safe.”