This season’s Bachelorette, JoJo Fletcher, 25, has been on a journey to find the man of her dreams, but someone has been feeling a little salty about the reality star’s quest for love — and that’s former Bachelor, Ben Higgins.

Yes, the man who dumped her for Lauren Bushnell on the emotional Bachelor season 20 finale wants her back. In Touch has learned that Ben and Lauren’s relationship has crumbled in recent months, and it’s because of his lingering feelings for JoJo.

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“Ben and Lauren have realized over the past few months that they are just two totally different people,” the insider tells In Touch. “[He’s] realizing he’s still very much in love with JoJo, and that those feelings may never go away.”

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All of this is causing major stress for Lauren, who has still never forgiven Ben for telling JoJo he loved her just moments before their proposal.

As for Ben, salvaging the relationship he once had with JoJo might be out of his hands. “Of course, if Ben reaches out to her, she’ll talk to him,” says the insider. “But I can promise you, she will never get back together with him — ever. JoJo will forever be the one that got away.”

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