'Bachelor' Star Ben Higgins Drops Plan to Run for Office
"Despite my best efforts to pursue this opportunity in good faith, I recently received information that has made such a pursuit unworkable," the reality TV star shared in a statement.
Former Bachelor Ben Higgins has opted out of running for political office in Colorado.
The reality TV star, who had previously told The Colorado Independent that he was seriously considering a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, said in a statement that he's withdrawing his candidacy due to "unforeseen circumstances."
"Despite my best efforts to pursue this opportunity in good faith, I recently received information that has made such a pursuit unworkable," the statement reads. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, I will not be able to move forward as a candidate."
It continues, "I find solace in knowing that our intentions and actions have been fair and sincere. I entered into this endeavor wanting to bring positive change to my community, and it is with that same spirit that I will move forward, albeit on a different path."
Higgins, who has been happily engaged to fiancee Lauren Bushnell since season 20 of The Bachelor concluded, will star next in his own spinoff reality show Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After.
The series airs on Freeform in October. Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Jason Ehrlich will serve as the executive producers.