Next chapter! Ben HigginsAnd Jessica ClarkeHe proposes to you more than a year later.
TheThe vows were exchanged by newlyweds Saturday, November 13, at Cherokee DockIn NashvilleWith plenty of Bachelor NationThere were also couples present, Ashley IaconettiAnd Jared Haibon, Becca KufrinAnd Thomas JacobsAnd Dean UnglertAnd Caelynn Miller-Keyes.
EarlierThis month HiggnsExclusively told:, 32 Us WeeklyThat Chase McNary, Blake Horstmann, Elyse Dehlbom, Shawn Booth, Chris Soules, Nick Viall, Wells AdamsAnd Becca TilleyThey would also be participating in the festivities.
Leading up to their wedding day, the couple kept their social media followers updated on their plans — and counted down the days until they’d say “I do.” In AugustThe former BachelorSent Clarke packing for her bachelorette party.
“Kiss your single days goodbye @jessclarke_ because I’m putting a ring on that finger and we ain’t ever taking it off!” he teased in an Instagram post as his then-fiancée puckered up to a cardboard cutout of his face. “Happy #bachelorette weekend you beautiful gift to this earth you!”
InThe comments Clarke gushed, “I’m the luckiest girl in the world.”
The “Almost Famous” podcast cohost met his now-wife through InstagramFollow his footsteps May2017 split Lauren BushnellHe got engaged to her at the end of The Bachelor‘s 20th season. HeProposed to ClarkeIn March 2020.
“We’re great. It’s fun. It’s just healthy. … I think she would say the same. Our relationship is healthy,” HigginsSubmitted Us WeeklyOnly two months had passed before he got down to one knee. “I’m a better version of myself, a more free version of myself than I’ve been in a while.”
In May2020, Alone In Plain SightAuthor and ClarkeThey revealed that they made a major decision in their romance to not have sex until the marriage.
“It wasn’t a hard conversation or a weird one,” she told Us exclusively. “I think as we got more serious, it became a bigger conversation.”
Higgins noted that they made the choice “within the first two weeks” of dating, adding, “It’s just something that we both felt comfortable talking to each other about. It was exactly this scenario that came up to me. … Wehad discussed it and agreed. … Like, we still have the desires and we still have the emotions and the physical desires to love each other.”
TheIt was not difficult to achieve the goal. In December 2020, Clarke shared an update on the couple’s living situation, revealing that the IndianaDespite them buying a home together, native was not moving.
“LastWeek I began the moving process Colorado and into our FIRST HOME!” she wrote via InstagramAt the time. “The house is empty, but it’s ours! I’ll be living in it and making it into our little home until BenAfter the wedding, join me. I can’t wait to share all of the little projects.”
With their ceremony behind them, the pair are looking forward to growing their family — and HigginsAlready has a vision of how to start the process.
“We’ll have kids some way, either biological or not biological. We will have a family,” he told UsThis was earlier in the month. “Just because she’s 26, I’m 32. If I had, like, an ideal timeline where I gotTo pick, it would be two years when we’d start thinking about it. … We’ve obviously abstained from sex for three years, so we are off to a fast start on trying to start a family.”
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Source: US Magazine