Former Bachelor star Lauren Bushnell is dating a new man, but he’s not from Bachelor Nation!
According to Entertainment Tonight, the 28-year-old is actually dating country star Chris Lane.
The pair have been friends for a few years — Lauren was even in one of his music videos — but their relationship is still in its very early stages.
“It’s brand new and they are enjoying spending time together,” a source said.
They made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 66th Annual BMI Country Awards on Tuesday, November 13.
They then walked the red carpet together at the CMAs on Wednesday, November 14.
This news comes just a few months after Lauren revealed she split from ex-boyfriend Devin Antin.
Devin was the first person Lauren dated after she and Ben Higgins called off their engagement in May 2017.
Lauren opened up about her breakup from Ben over the summer and revealed that everyone wanted to point fingers when it ended.
“I think everyone always wants there to be someone at fault, or a reason why, or someone wants to point the finger, and I think because I started dating Devin so soon after, I was kind of an easy target,” she said.
“That was obviously hard, but breakups are hard, whether you met on The Bachelor or not. Breakups suck.”
Ben also recently revealed he didn’t think he or Lauren would ever get back together.
“You know, I don’t think our lives have gone any closer than they were a year and a half ago,” Ben said.
“Maybe if they were aligning or we were crossing paths, or we had spoken, I’d say oh, there’s a shot, but we’ve continued to go like this. So I would say I don’t see that path or that possibility happening at this point.”