|Full Name||Lauren Bushnell Lane|
|Birthday||February 2, 1990 (Age 33)|
|Born||Oregon City, Oregon, United States|
|Spouse||Chris Lane (m. 2019)|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
As a long-time fan of Lauren Bushnell Lane, I was thrilled to see her capture America‘s heart on Ben Higgins‘ season of The Bachelor. Her girl-next-door charm, witty humor and adventurous spirit made her a standout from night one. And over the past few years, it‘s been so fun to continue following Lauren‘s journey as she navigates life after reality TV.
Lauren Bushnell first entered the spotlight back in 2016 when she was cast on season 20 of The Bachelor starring Ben Higgins. As one of the youngest contestants at just 25 years old, Lauren immediately caught Ben‘s eye as a front-runner. Their natural chemistry led to some of the most romantic dates the show has ever seen – who could forget that time they got lost swimming with pigs in the Bahamas?
After introducing Ben to her tight-knit family in her hometown of Oregon City, Ben got down on one knee in a picturesque Jamaican proposal. Lauren happily accepted, and Bachelor Nation rejoiced for the fan favorite couple. Though their engagement ultimately ended, we will always have a soft spot for "Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After."
These days, Lauren has reinvented herself as a successful influencer and lifestyle blogger. She often collabs with brands like REVOLVE, Diff Eyewear and more to showcase her effortless SoCal style. As someone who has followed Lauren for years, I just love her mix of laidback Oregon roots and California girl aesthetic.
Beyond just influencing, Lauren has many other passions like traveling, Pilates and baking drool-worthy desserts. She and country crooner hubby Chris Lane are total #couplegoals, whether they‘re cuddling with their dogs or hitting up hotspots in Nashville.
After the ups and downs of her Bachelor journey, it warms my heart to see Lauren thriving in this next chapter. Keep reading for more on this fan-favorite star‘s background, loves and everything in between!
Oregon Girl Turned California Queen
Born in Oregon City, Oregon, Lauren Bushnell grew up with her parents and two older half-sisters. She was active in cheerleading and student council before graduating from West Linn High School in 2008.
Always a social butterfly, Lauren headed to Whitworth University where she studied Communications and Communications. She joined the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and has described college as her time to party and live it up before entering the real world.
After graduating in 2012, the small-town girl made a big move down to Los Angeles to pursue a career in broadcasting and reporting. Lauren worked her way up as a DJ for local radio station 98.7FM while booking acting auditions on the side.
But life changed forever when Lauren‘s bubbly personality captured producers‘ eyes at a Bachelor casting call. As a fan from the start, I always knew this was Lauren‘s destiny. She was made to be America‘s sweetheart!
Finding Fame on The Bachelor
When Lauren Bushnell landed a coveted spot as one of Ben Higgins‘ contestants in 2016, it felt like fate. He was the ideal leading man for her – kind, Midwestern and looking for love the old-fashioned way.
Their natural connection was undeniable from the first night. Lauren scored Ben‘s first impression rose and their chemistry only intensified through weeks of romantic excursions.
A few of their most memorable dates include:
- Bungee jumping over the Victoria Falls gorge in Zambia – though terrified, Lauren put on a brave face!
- Swimming and kissing with pigs (and getting horribly lost!) in the Bahamas – Lauren laughed through the mishap.
- Ice skating through an igloo village in Canada – Lauren impressed Ben with her skating skills.
- Hanging out at the Lauren family‘s quirky Tualatin mansion – Ben fit right in!
Lauren opened up to Ben about wanting marriage and kids and he assured her they were on the same page. His feelings for her continued to deepen, leading up to the dramatic final rose ceremony.
The Fairytale Engagement & Breakup
In the season 20 finale, Ben Higgins shocked Bachelor Nation by telling both Lauren Bushnell and Jojo Fletcher he loved them. But in the end, it was Lauren who captured Ben‘s heart.
He got down on one knee and proposed in Jamaica with a jaw-dropping 4-carat Neil Lane diamond ring. Lauren joyfully accepted and it was the perfect, storybook ending.
The couple seemed blissfully in love doing press interviews and appearances after the show wrapped. Lauren even relocated to Denver to live with Ben in the home he had bought.
But after about a year, cracks started to show in their relationship as they struggled to merge their lives under intense scrutiny. In May 2017, the pair announced they had called off their engagement and split amicably.
While I was heartbroken at the time, I now believe that everything happens for a reason. It paved the way for Lauren‘s newest chapter as an influencer – and her meeting Chris Lane!
Lauren Bushnell Lane – The Influencer Years
After her difficult Bachelor breakup, Lauren Bushnell Lane bounced back better than ever, reinventing herself as a social media style star.
In 2017, she launched her lifestyle blog Sparkle in Style, where she opened up about fashion, beauty, food, travel and more. Lauren found her niche sharing her enviable SoCal aesthetic with a touch of Oregon charm. Brand sponsorships started rolling in.
Today, Lauren has over 1.1 million Instagram followers and counting. She partners with companies like Dime Beauty, Vessel, Bandier and Tresemme to promote products. I love how she keeps it real and fun!
Some of my favorite content includes:
- Trying on cute REVOLVE outfits in her sunny yard
- Giving glimpses inside her stylish home with hubby Chris and their dogs
- Sharing fitness routines and healthy recipes from her everyday life
- Posting dreamy snapshots from her travels to Nashville, Lake Tahoe and beyond
Lauren always keeps it positive and inspiring. She‘s proof that you can not only recover but thrive after dealing with heartbreak and hardships.
Finding The One in Chris Lane
In 2018, the tides turned happily for Lauren Bushnell when she met country singer Chris Lane. The two hit it off instantly, and Chris knew Lauren was the one early on.
In June 2019, Chris staged an elaborate surprise proposal in Lauren‘s parents‘ backyard, capturing it all on video. He later turned the footage into his hit love song "Big, Big Plans." It was the swoon-worthy moment Lauren deserved.
Just four months later in October 2019, the couple tied the knot in front of 160 friends and family. Lauren was a stunning bride in a romantic Ines Di Santo lace gown.
Lauren and Chris seem absolutely smitten these days as they share their Nashville lives online. They snuggle with their three adorable dogs, cheer each other on at Chris‘ concerts, and travel as often as they can.
As Lauren‘s longtime fan, I just adore their fun, playful relationship. After some bumps on the road to love, she‘s finally found her perfect match!
5 Fun Facts All Lauren Bushnell Lane Fans Should Know
- Lauren had never actually watched a full episode of The Bachelor before joining the show! She didn‘t have cable growing up.
- She worked at a local pizza shop in high school and admits she ate way too much pizza back then.
- Baking helps Lauren relax – she loves whipping up sweet treats for friends and family.
- She‘s an only child on her mom‘s side but has two older half-sisters on her dad‘s side who she‘s very close with.
- Lauren created her own wine label called "Lauren Lane x Good Cork" because she‘s a total food and wine lover!
Frequently Asked Lauren Bushnell Lane Questions
How old is Lauren Bushnell Lane now?
Lauren Bushnell was born on February 2, 1990. As of 2023, she is 33 years old.
Who is Lauren Bushnell married to?
In October 2019, Lauren married country singer Chris Lane in Nashville, Tennessee after dating for over a year. This is her second marriage after being previously engaged to Ben Higgins.
What is Lauren Bushnell‘s net worth?
Lauren Bushnell Lane has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Her income includes brand sponsorships, blogging, TV appearances and influencer collaborations.
Where is Lauren Bushnell from originally?
Lauren Bushnell grew up in Oregon City, Oregon and lived there until her early 20s when she moved to Los Angeles. She now resides in Nashville, Tennessee with husband Chris Lane.
What does Lauren Bushnell do for a living?
Lauren is an influencer and blogger who runs her website Sparkle in Style. She partners with brands on social media and shares lifestyle content focused on fashion, beauty, health and travel.