Lauren Bushnell has a new man in her life!
A source tells ET that the 28-year-old Bachelor alum is dating country singer Chris Lane after being friends with him for a few years. Lane’s rep also confirmed the relationship news to ET, stating, “It’s brand new and they are enjoying spending time together.”
The new couple posed on the red carpet together at the 66th Annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday. Lane sported a plaid suit and black collared shirt, while Bushnell stunned in a midi-length black dress.
Both Bushnell and Lane shared pics on their Instagram Story from the 34-year-old singer’s rooftop performance that same day.
The pair’s red carpet debut comes a month after Bushnell posted a pic on Instagram of Lane and her in a romantic embrace on the beach in promotion of one of his music videos.
The cute pair have been flirty on social media for a while now, trading loving comments back and forth. Last week, Bushnell shared a pic of her running before attending the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show. The work out photo caught Lane’s eye! “First time I saw you, I always knew you would be a Victoria Secret Angel,” Lane wrote alongside a heart-eyed emoji.
In a photo that Bushnell posted from the show, Lane commented, “Peach, Love & Shawn Mendez.”
“Why was this not my caption,” Bushnell replied.
Lane recently shared a photo of himself in the gym, writing, “I’m trying to catch up to @thetimmcgraw.”
“Same,” Bushnell quipped.
Earlier this month, Lane also posted a message that read, “Have you ever seen someone’s face and just wanted to look at them forever?”
Bushnell commented simply, “@ u.”
Lane replied to Bushnell with the same message.
Lane is no secret to the Bachelor franchise! In addition to being a noted fan of the show, the “Take Back Home Girl” singer performed his song, “For Her,” on Nick Viall’s 2017 season of the show, during the then-Bachelor‘s date with Danielle Lombard.
The relationship news follows Bushnell’s split from Devin Antin back in August. Antin was the former reality star’s first boyfriend since calling it quits with Ben Higgins, whom she got engaged to in the 20th season of The Bachelor. The pair also starred in their own reality show, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?, before ending their relationship in May 2017.
ET’s Lauren Zima caught up with Bushnell back in July, who dished about the end of her romance with Higgins and described herself as “an easy target” following their split.
“I think everyone always wants there to be someone at fault, or a reason why, or someone wants to point the finger, and I think because I started dating Devin so soon after, I was kind of an easy target,” she said at the time. “That was obviously hard, but breakups are hard, whether you met on The Bacheloror not. Breakups suck.”
When ET spoke to Higgins in September, he revealed that he didn’t think he’d ever reunite with Bushnell.
“You know, I don’t think our lives have gone any closer than they were a year and a half ago,” Higgins admitted. “Maybe if they were aligning or we were crossing paths, or we had spoken, I’d say oh, there’s a shot, but we’ve continued to go like this. So I would say I don’t see that path or that possibility happening at this point.”
“I hope for the best for her, I don’t want to talk about her breakup anymore,” he added. “Every time I talk about it, I feel it again or I think about it, and we’re both good. We’re doing our thing.”
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Reporting by Lauren Zima
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