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Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell’s Bachelor love story has a happy ending, just not the one fans were expecting. The couple, who first met on the series in 2016 and starred in their very own spin off, Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?, went their separate ways in May 2017, leaving fans feeling like love was dead. While the former couple were so sweet together, it clearly wasn’t meant to be. When you take a closer look at Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell's astrological compatibility, it does offer some clues as to what may have happened — and why we can be happy that, while they didn't end up making it down the aisle, their breakup didn't mean love was dead forever. Higgins went on to find a new love with his current squeeze Jessica Clarke, and Bushnell made headlines with the announcement of her engagement to country singer Chris Lane on June 16.
While I'm truly happy that both Higgins and Bushnell have found love with new people, I can't help but wonder exactly what went wrong between them. The answer to some of that may lay in the stars. Higgins was born March 23, under the sign of Aries, and Bushnell's birthday is February 2, which makes her an Aquarius. It's no surprise that these two were drawn to each other, because these signs have a lot of chemistry and are actually highly compatible. But like all signs, they too have their areas of struggle, which can lead to a breakup for even the most loving and astrologically compatible couples. Here's what we can divine about how this applies to Higgins and Bushnell's breakup based, on their astrological signs.