‘The Bachelor’ alum Ben Higgins shares new replace after struggling latest breakdown
Ben, 32, took to Twitter on Tuesday and supplied followers with an replace on his latest disaster that resulted within the Season 20 The Bachelor star returning residence to Indiana to do some soul-searching.
“Over the previous couple of weeks based mostly on the advice and love from these near me I’ve been taking time to let my thoughts relaxation and heal,” Ben tweeted.
Ben inspired his followers to prioritize their psychological well being and happiness.
“If life permits you the chance I like to recommend doing the identical in no matter capability and avenue you consider is greatest. You deserve it,” Ben added.
Ben admitted earlier this month he had skilled a “breakdown” over his lack of inspiration and imaginative and prescient for his future. Ben beforehand stated he is been counting on household and pals to get him by way of “tough instances.”
Ben, who starred on The Bachelor in 2016, has been looking for his method in life as a former — and basically washed-up, for lack of a greater time period — actuality TV star.
Ben had instructed The Bachelorette alum Trista Rehn on her podcast that he is involved about his legacy, however he shared with The Salvation Military in a video interview how he determined to flip to God for assist.
“I consider Jesus’ reality. After I cry out to Jesus, within the moments I want Jesus essentially the most, God has all the time proven up, and never solely that, in my largest moments of doubt,” Ben instructed The Salvation Military Midland Division.
“The purpose to me that all the time is sensible is Jesus gave his one clearest commandment: Love your God and love your neighbor. By way of my life, typically that is the one [thing] that is sensible or matches. If I try this properly, I additionally perceive there’s a God that loves, life appears to click on.”
Since Might, Ben has been internet hosting a brand new “Hope Nonetheless Wins” podcast, which permits him to have significant conversations about human tales, experiences, pains and joys.
Ben additionally recalled having an habit to painkillers that started when he was a teen and scuffling with loneliness in his memoir, Alone in Plain Sight, which hit cabinets in February.
Ben went from having social anxiousness to being The Bachelor star, and now he claims to be in a transitional section the place consideration from the general public — which he used to seek out satisfying — is now not gratifying or fulfilling.
“That focus, one, was unwarranted. Two, it felt actually good. Then over time, the eye began to really feel much less good personally as a result of it felt very egocentric,” Ben defined.
“I did not actually really feel prefer it was doing lots for me and my group round me. I did not really feel it was doing something for me personally apart from to make myself really feel higher. So, I began to slide again into a spot of feeling lonely.”
Ben acknowledged it wasn’t straightforward to appreciate that folks had been solely giving him consideration due to his time on a actuality TV present.
“That truthfully felt prefer it was diminishing a number of my life and a number of issues I used to be pursuing as a result of I used to be getting consideration for being on a present,” Ben shared.
“Now, I am sitting in a spot the place I am in a transition section. I am nonetheless there — I do not need to let you know I am not — the place I am trying to see what does life appear to be, perhaps when the eye wanes and even when it continues, with all these elements and what’s my position in that as an individual.”
Ben, nevertheless, undoubtedly has a life milestone to stay up for. He and his fiancee, Jessica Clark, are set to wed in November 2021. He has stated Jessica is his largest supporter and most wholesome critic.
After competing for Kaitlyn’s coronary heart on The Bachelorette’s eleventh season, Ben starred on The Bachelor and proposed marriage to his winner, Lauren Bushnell, throughout the Season 20 finale that aired in March 2016.
As soon as Ben’s The Bachelor season wrapped, he and Lauren starred on a Bachelor spinoff known as Ben & Lauren: Fortunately Ever After? on Freeform. The pair, nevertheless, cut up not lengthy after in Might 2017.
Following his breakup with Lauren, Ben additionally appeared on The Bachelor: Winter Video games, which aired on ABC in 2018.
Ben did not seem to have a critical relationship till he met Jess, with whom he went Instagram official in January 2019 one month after assembly.
Ben and Jess received engaged in March 2020 after which bought their first residence collectively in Denver, CO, the place Ben has been residing for years, in December. The pair will not transfer in collectively, nevertheless, till after they wed given they’ve determined to abstain from intercourse till marriage.
Ben and Jess initially deliberate to wed in 2020 however pushed again their nuptials to 2021 as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
So far as his private targets for the longer term go, Ben beforehand revealed in June 2020 that he’d like to begin a household inside a number of years and possibly undertake at the very least one little one.
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