Remember when we told you that Lauren Bushnell has a new boyfriend named Devin Antin?
Well, we weren’t pranking you or whatever. It’s true.
And now she’s taken to social media to make their relationship pretty much official.
Lately, for obvious reasons, we’ve been so engrossed in this season of The Bachelorette and all of the related drama that it’s so easy to forget that other shows exist.
(The Bachelorette‘s finale is tonight — though, if you’ve been following The Bachelorette Spoilers, you already know what to expect)
Remember when Ben Higgins confessed his love to both Lauren Bushnell and JoJo Fletcher … and then only chose Lauren Bushnell at the end?
Shockingly, Ben and Lauren didn’t work out.
It’s not only because Ben was so torn before making his decision, though it seems clear that this was a factor.
The real problem was no honest communication.
It was also because the two of them had their own reality series, which meant zero time to communicate honestly and openly at the start of their relationship.
The cameras that watched them fall in love also spelled death for that couple.
That’s the same thing that happened to Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, folks.
Anyway, these days, Lauren Bushnell is seeing a different fellow — just months after her split with Ben — and she’s even confirmed it by sharing this snap as part of her Instagram story.
She wrote “ok cutie” on the photo of Devin Antin.
While “OK Cutie” sounds like the name of a TV version of Ok Cupid that someone would refer to on Law & Order: SVU, we think that she’s just agreeing to go wherever he’s leading her.
It seems clear that he’s holding her hand and leading her somewhere.
Now, some of us do heart eyed emojis for our friends and may even refer to some as cuties, but generally speaking, this is very couple-y behavior.
Especially the hand-holding.
We guess that she figured that the proverbial cat was already out of the metaphorical bag, so she’d just make it official in the most casual manner imaginable.
Lauren also added this quote, without attribution:
“You can’t always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes, you have to dare to do it because life is too short to wonder what could have been.”
We don’t know the origins of the quote, but it’s all over motivational posters and, like, Pinterest.
But a quote doesn’t have to be original or even especially noteworthy to have meaning to someone.
In this case, we suspect that Lauren may have shared those words because she’s aware that it’s only been a few months since she and Ben split for good.
Which is nicer than posting: “F you all, I can date whenever I like.”
Though we’d have understood if she’d said that.
Compared to how well people got to know Ben Higgins, Devin Antin is something of a mystery.
He’s a real estate investor and he and Lauren were hanging out as friends until that friendship blossomed into something more.
He’s not a reality star or a singer or whatever with the sort of fame that accompanies those roles.
But as he enters the spotlight by dating Lauren, we expect that we’ll learn more.