Ben Higgins is not a Bachelor in paradise.
On Tuesday, the former Bachelor star took to Instagram to address the criticism he's received since breaking up with fiancée Lauren Bushnell earlier this month.
"You are going to hurt somebody. You are going to hurt somebody deeply. But, I am not one of those people," Higgins wrote next to a pic of him recording his Almost Famous podcast with fellow Bachelor alum Ashley Iaconetti.
"The last few months have not gone the way I preferred. My relationships have changed drastically and what I envisioned my life was going to be has been redirected."
As for the rumors that he and Iaconetti are dating, he wrote, "This podcast is a professional decision I have made to enhance my life and career...I have added a podcast with a friend and a great company to talk about life (and I love to talk)."