Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Return to TV Post-'Bachelor' in a New Show

"Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After," premieres Tuesday on Freeform.

ByNicole Pelletiere
October 10, 2016, 9:53 AM

— -- Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are prepping for life in front of the cameras again after "The Bachelor."

The two, who were engaged on the season finale of ABC's hit show, just returned from a combined bachelor and bachelorette party in Las Vegas.

Now they're gearing up for "Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After," which premieres Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.

"We realized that our life is going to be in the public, no matter what," Higgins said on "GMA" this morning. "That we couldn't necessarily just get back to normal. We had a new normal, and since that was the case, we might as well invite people in again to kind of answer all the questions they ask us in our life. So it'll be fun to watch."

On the new show, Bushnell said, viewers can expect to see a camping trip with a few familiar faces.

"Chad is one of them," she said. "There's a little drama there."

Higgins and Bushnell said they attend counseling together and they aren't afraid to admit it.

"I think one of the coolest parts about having the platform that we now have from the show is that we can stand up for things that we believe are right," he said. "And I think counseling is something that was taboo to most couples and most people in general."

He said part of the purpose of counseling was to help them establish good habits with each other.

"We wanted to go to counseling before we had the issues," Higgins said, "to really be able talk out and communicate."

The Walt Disney Co., which owns Freeform, is also the parent company of ABC News.

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