The Bachelor personality Ben Higgins stood up for his girlfriend Jess Clarke after an online troll said ‘she legit looks like she’s in high school’ on a picture he posted to Instagram.
The 30-year-old on Monday shared a Boomerang clip of himself and Clarke, 24, as they attended Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti’s nuptials at a Rhode Island church.
The Warsaw, Indiana native captioned the shot, ‘Come on @jessclarke_ let’s run got a wedding to get to!’ That sure was something else… #whenjaredmetashley.’
Chivalrous: The Bachelor personality Ben Higgins, 30, stood up for his girlfriend Jess Clarke, 24, after an online troll said ‘she legit looks like she’s in high school’ on a picture he posted to Instagram
A commenter wrote in response to the shot, that Clarke ‘legit looks like she’s in high school.’
Higgins, who was the focal point of The Bachelor’s 20th season, said he felt Clarke looks ‘like a beautifully spry, youthfully joy-filled, and optimistically wise 24 year old,’ adding, ‘But that’s just me. And I think she [is] smoking hot.’
Higgins in February opened up about how his relationship came to be with Clarke – who graduated from Ole Miss and works for Nashville’s Valet Energy – saying he ‘successfully slid into her’ DM folder.
‘I took a risk and I am glad I did,’ said Higgins, who resides in Denver. ‘She is someone special, and I look forward to where life is going to take us.
Strike one: A commenter wrote in response to the shot, that Clarke ‘legit looks like she’s in high school’
Response: Higgins praised his love for her looks and personality
All-American fun: The pair enjoyed fun on the water this past Independence Day
Accomplished: Clarke graduated from Ole Miss and works for Nashville’s Valet Energy
On his podcast, Almost Famous, on Monday, Higgins said he ‘was pretty emotional’ at the weekend wedding ceremony between Haibon and Iaconetti’.
‘I started crying, I started crying pretty good and Jess looked up at me and she took my hand and just squeezed it and just sat and looked forward,’ he said. ‘This is a girl that loves me. This girl loves me. She’s in it with me no matter thick and thin so that was sweet.’
Higgins was slated to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sing Take Me Out to the Ball Game for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league affiliate the Indianapolis Indians on Thursday, the team said. He will also posed for pictures with fans 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. E.T. at the centerfield area of PNC Plaza at the team’s ballpark, Victory Field.