Chris Harrison Learned About The Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell Split During A Radio Interview

Can we spare a quick thought for Chris Harrison, guys? The poor man just wants to find a husband for Rachel Lindsay and keep up the ruse of reality TV being a relationship goldmine. Why does everyone have to make his job harder by breaking up all the time? And why can't they at least give him a heads up before he goes off to do a radio interview?
The 45-year-old Bachelor host was perhaps the only one caught unawares — c'mon, we all saw this coming — by yesterday's announcement that Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell have broken up. He received the bad news while on the air with Mario Lopez of all people.
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People reports that Lopez wasted no time in asking Harrison about the split during an interview for his iHeartRadio show, which will air today.
“First of all, I did not know that," Harrison responded, no doubt feeling a bit like George Clooney being briefed on the Brangelina breakup. "Is that true? You’re breaking news to me. I really did not know that.”
Harrison, who will host The Bachelorette beginning next week, sounded both surprised and saddened by the news.
“Apparently I did not see that coming," he told Lopez. "I love them both. They are really two of my favorite people we’ve ever had on the show and Ben is a really good friend.
“I know that they have struggled with the show and then kind of continuing on and doing their reality show (Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?) and kind of where the show stopped and then where life began,” he added. “So I know they were fighting through a bunch of stuff. But I don’t know. I’ll reach out to them. I’m very sorry to hear that because I do care about them very much.”
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He might also want to check in on Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi. Just saying.
Video: Via People.
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