Lauren and Devin, a real estate investor, were first linked last month. The two had been friends since before her Bachelor days, and after she broke off her engagement, they reconnected. From there, things quickly turned romantic. "They are dating exclusively," a source told E! News. "It happened fast."
Since then, the cute couple has continued to spend time together. They reportedly attended a basketball game with Lauren's sisters. Then, in late July, they went on a week-long vacation in Maui.
And earlier this month, Lauren shared her first photo of Devin on Instagram. She posted the cute pic above on her Instagram Story, along with the quote, "You can’t always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes, you have to dare to do it because life is too short to wonder what could have been."
Lauren has moved on from Ben so quickly that some have even wondered if Lauren cheated on Ben with Devin. But according to TMZ, Lauren and Devin didn't start dating until after she split from Ben. And both Ben and Lauren have maintained that their split was amicable.
"We check in with each other and say 'how are you doing?' but we try not to do it all the time because we want to give each other time to heal and give each other our space," Lauren told E! News in June. "But we're on good terms and I genuinely wish the best for him and I think he wishes the best of me. It's good, there's no bad blood there at all. I'm really excited for him and what he has going on."
Ben, meanwhile, is focusing on himself after the breakup. And he's admitted that it may be a while before he starts dating again.
"If I were to kiss somebody right now in my life, it would hold a lot of weight," he said on his radio show last month. "It would be really hard for me. Right now, for me to kiss anybody … my chest kind of gets tight. I know that’s really difficult for me."
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