When Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell celebrated their one year anniversary, it looked like their love was as strong and adorable as ever, even sparking their own spinoff show. That鈥檚 why we were totally shocked when Ben called off their wedding. Is love dead?! Well, maybe not for these two, as it turns out Ben and Lauren are in a totally unexpected place after cancelling their big day.

While our initial glimpse of their rocky relationship sitch showed a stunned and tearful Lauren getting the news from Ben, we now know that things aren鈥檛 so dire. Just鈥 paused. 鈥淭his thing sped up real fast, and we haven鈥檛 had a second to breathe,鈥 Ben told his fianc茅e, according to ET, adding, 鈥淣ow it鈥檚 time not to rush anything else.鈥

Though he does indeed want to cancel their current wedding plans, Ben doesn鈥檛 want to ditch them forever, just slow things down to a manageable pace. Although it may be hard for Lauren to hear that Ben isn鈥檛 ready to get married, he assured her it鈥檚 just that he鈥檚 not ready yet. But when he is feeling the marriage vibe, it鈥檚 still Lauren he wants to spend the rest of his life with, saying, 鈥淵ou鈥檙e the woman of my dreams.鈥

And now that Ben has been open with his true feelings, he says things are better than ever with the pair. 鈥淲e鈥檙e in one of the best places we鈥檝e ever been in our relationship 鈥 probably the best place. We鈥檙e feeling less stressed. We鈥檙e feeling less pressured. We鈥檙e able to laugh and smile more.鈥

To put it blatantly so that there鈥檚 no confusion: 鈥淲e are together, happier than ever 鈥 no plans to break up!鈥

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(h/t ET)