Can global love endure in the real life?
That’s exactly what most of the staying couples on The Bachelor Winter Games are asking themselves as we head into the ending tonight. And though it was just 4 episodes, some authentic connections appear to have actually formed on the ski slopes in Vermont, with Bachelor fan-favorite Ben Higgins confessing he was shocked by the relationships that came out of the ABC truth juggernaut’s most current spinoff.
“I was talking to somebody and they said, ‘Will any love actually come out of the show?’ And I’m always a little pessimistic, a little bit like, OK, people like each other a lot, there’s real love there, but will it last? I don’t know, it’s hard to say,” Ben informed E! News at the taping of the World Tells All unique. “I said, the couples that I witnessed, I think at least a couple are going to last and last forever, which is incredible. It’s a huge success rate.”
Hey, when probably the most cherished Bachelor of all-time is backing you, it’s got ta hold true love (or near it), right?
Heading into the ending, there are 5 couples still together: Ashley I.(USA) and Kevin(Canada); Dean(USA) and Lesley(USA); Luke(USA) and Stassi(Sweden); Courtney(Australia) and Lily(New Zealand); and Bibiana(USA) and Jordan(New Zealand).
And Ben, whose psychological departure from the program shattered Bachelor Nation’s cumulative heart into a million small pieces, is banking on 2 of the love to last.
“I think Courtney and Lily are just perfect for each other,” Ben stated, “And I don’t want to give up on Lesley and Dean, there’s a lot there. I think they have this relationship that’s very real and there’s a lot of love that’s deep down. I think they’re going to butt heads a lot, but I think they really love each other.”
And Ben’s fellow Bachelor lead, New Zealand’s Jordan, appears to concur with his American equivalent’s evaluation, stating, “My favorite couple would have to be Lily and Courtney.” And of Dean and Lesley, he gushed, “I have never seen such a gorgeous, gorgeous couple.”
While Ashley I. and Kevin appear to be really into each other, her buddy and podcast co-host Ben confessed to having some major issues about their future. Why? Press use the video above to discover.
The Bachelor Winter Games ending airs tonight at 8 p.m., with the World Tells All unique airing at 10 p.m., all on ABC.