Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell Split: ‘The Bachelor’ 2016 Star’s ‘Selfish’ Political Ambitions Caused Wedding Cancellation? ABC Influenced Jojo Fletcher’s Ex?

By Jastine Uy , Updated Jul 30, 2016 03:25 AM EDT

Millions of fans are now excited for the upcoming wedding of Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, who reportedly hosted their own engagement party last week. However, recent reports are claiming that "The Bachelor" 2016 couple's relationship are currently on the rocks because of Jojo Fletcher's ex selfish political ambitions.

'The Bachelor' 2016 stars Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell cancel wedding due to elections

Rumor mill is spreading that the relationship of Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell could end up into a split after "The Bachelor" 2016 star confirmed his first ever political candidacy. The former boyfriend of Jojo Fletcher has been reportedly entering the world of politics by attempting to secure a set in the Colorado House of Representatives this coming elections.

Though this could be another milestone for "The Bachelor" 2016 star, it seems like it is also going to be his downfall as reports claim that Lauren Bushnell will be backing out from their impending wedding. Sources have stated that Ben Higgins' fiancée feels like she is not part of the reality star's top priority.

In other words, the impending wedding of "The Bachelor" 2016 couple could either be pushed back or cancelled with the sudden participation of Ben Higgins in this coming elections. Though these reports could be true, neither Lauren Bushnell nor Jojo Fletcher's ex has confirmed the revocation of their engagement.

ABC demands 'The Bachelor' 2016 Ben Higgins to drop candidacy for Lauren Bushnell

Meanwhile, The Blaze has reported that ABC has demanded Ben Higgins to drop his political campaign to focus on his upcoming wedding with Lauren Bushnell. Several followers of "The Bachelor" 2016 star were shocked when he withdrew his candidacy for the Colorado House District 4.

Some fans have speculated that ABC is the main reason behind the withdrawal since Ben Higgins' candidacy could affect the production of his upcoming reality show with Lauren Bushnell titled "Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After," which is set to premiere in October. Up until now, "The Bachelor" 2016 couple has remained tightlipped on these reports.

ABC, on the other hand, has released a statement earlier this week, saying that the network did not influence the decision of Ben Higgins to withdraw his candidacy. "Freeform simply shared with Mr. Higgins its concern that broadcasting and promoting a show featuring a campaign for Colorado state office could raise significant compliance issues under Colorado election laws," ABC told The Blaze of sudden candidacy withdrawal of Lauren Bushnell's fiancé for the Colorado House District 4.

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