He hasn't even officially been named the new Bachelor, but Ben Higgins is already pulling a Kaitlyn and making friends with old contestants.
Sources confirm to E! News that Ben, or "Ben H," as we have come to know him, has been hanging out with former Bachelor star Tenley Molzahn.
Tenley was the runner-up in season 14 of The Bachelor, also called The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love. She was left heartbroken when pilot Jake Pavelka chose Vienna Girardi over her, but seems to have recovered just fine in the past five years. She also joined the cast of the first season of The Bachelor Pad, and now she's getting close to some of Kaitlyn's hottest rejects.
Ben Zorn took to Instagram this weekend to post a picture of him, Ben, JJ Lane, and Tenley hanging out in a bar in Denver, captioning the photo, "Downtown Denver with the boys! And the one and only Tenley!"
We're happy to see that everyone is bonding over their shared reality show experiences, but Ben H and Tenley seem awfully cozy in the photo. Take a look for yourselves!
Oh to be Tenley in that photo...
JJ also posted the same pic on his own account, with a slightly different caption
"Enjoyed providing security for the "Bens" and Tenley last night. Thanks to @opheliasden for an incredible evening."
Then, he added an interesting hashtag, possibly anticipating what people might assume from the pic: #BrothersandASister.
Tenley also posted her own photo on Facebook last week, right before the Men Tell All special aired, and this time she and Ben were hanging out with Jared Haibon, yet another season 11 contestant.
She captioned the photo, "Heading up into the mountains & off the grid, so do me a favor peeps... Watch some of your favorite guys & mine on the Men Tell All tonight. No matter what you see on TV, these guys are some classy men! I don't get to watch with you tonight, but I'm glad I was there! #mentellall #bachelorfamily"
Tenley also recently posted a photo of her, JJ, and JJ's daughter hanging out on a slide, referring to JJ as one of her "best buds," so it's quite possible that this really is just a case of #BrothersandASister. That could also just be our wishful thinking.
In any case, Ben is still the frontrunner to be named the next Bachelor, and it's unclear whether whatever this relationship is will affect that decision, whenever it's officially made and announced.
Hopefully that will be soon, and hopefully, Tenley learned a little something from Nick Viall and will think about actually getting out of that limo when the time comes.