Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Ben Higgins Says He Isn’t Ready To Take His New Relationship Public But Claims He’s ‘Not Hiding Anything’

Even though he dated 24 women on national television, Ben Higgins says he isn’t ready to let the world in on his new relationship.

The “Bachelor” alum, 29, is clearing the air surrounding his new love interest in a sneak peek at tonight’s episode of “The Ben and Ashley I. Almost Famous” podcast.

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During the podcast, reports E News!, Higgins explained why he doesn’t feel ready to bring his new relationship under the spotlight.

“The reason that I just didn’t want to put out names yet is because at some level I didn’t even really mean to slip up. I didn’t think I slipped up,” he said. “I’m not hiding anything.”

However, Higgins revealed he will eventually introduce his new flame to his millions of Instagram followers when the “right timing” comes along. and shot down fan theories that his new girlfriend is a contestant from Colton Underwood’s current “Bachelor” season.

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“Dating is fun and it’s exciting and I’ve been able to get back into it,” said Higgins. “So life’s good, but she’s not from Colton’s season. Not at all. Not from the show.”

The revelation that Higgins is dating a mystery woman marks his first public relationship since breaking off his engagement to Lauren Bushnell, the winner of Higgins’ season of “The Bachelor”.

“The Ben and Ashley I. Almost Famous” podcast drops tonight at 8 p.m.

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