Ben Higgins Defends Himself Against Haters Over Split & Podcast: “I’m Not Perfect”
Ben Higgins is addressing his critics head-on.
“I cannot focus on the negative comments or indecently hateful words being said about me or my relationship even though they do sting,” he wrote alongside a picture of himself with his Ben and Ashley: Almost Famous podcast co-host Ashley Iaconetti.
"I will once again clearly tell you I AM NOT PERFECT as none of us are and I have never claimed to be. … The last few months have not gone the way I would have preferred,” he continued.
“My relationships have changed drastically and what I envisioned my life was going to be has been redirected. It is sad, but it is nothing you should feel sorry for me about, life happens both the good and bad.”
The 29-year-old announced his split from Lauren on May 15 after nearly a year and half together.
Along with haters coming after his relationship, online trolls have criticized the Denver native for jumping into his new podcast so quickly after his split.
“To be clear, not that this should be a surprise, but this podcast is a professional decision I have made to enhance my life and career,” he continued.
“Because I was given the opportunity, I have added a podcast with a friend and a great company (@iheartradio) to talk about life (and I love to talk).”
Though it’s been a tough month for the reality star, he decided to conclude his post with some advice and positivity.
“For all of you that have given me advice let me give you some from my heart. Love as hard as you can (even to strangers),” he shared.
“Ask yourself what life is about and pursue your conclusion with passion.”
“When a good opportunity comes your way that fits your desires take it, because life is short but a lot more fun when you are doing something you enjoy.”
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