We were quite sad to report yesterday that former Bachelor couple Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell decided to call it quits and end their engagement.

The pair released a joint statement to People magazine, saying, "It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways. We feel fortunate for the time we had together, and will remain friends with much love and respect for one another. We wish nothing but the best for each other, and ask for your support and understanding at this time."

So now that they've decided to go their separate ways, does that mean they also step out of the public eye?

We took a look at some former Bachelor stars and contestants—both winners and those who didn't make it as far—to see how they've managed to extend their 15 minutes of fame even after their relationships came to an end.

Scroll down for some tips Ben and Lauren just may want to take:

Corinne Olympios, Riot Society

Riot Society

The Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman

ABC/Craig Sjodin

Courtney Robertson, I Didn't Come Here To Make Friends

It Books

Ben Flajnik, Courtney Robertson, The Bachelor

Courtesy of RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

The Bachelor, Ashley Iaconetti

ABC

I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love Book, Emily Maynard Johnson

Thomas Nelson

JoJo Fletcher, Becca Tilley, Valentine's Day 2017

Annie Mcelwain

Becca Tilley, Instagram

Instagram

Amanda Stanton, Instagram

Instagram

The Bachelor, Nick Viall

ABC

What do you think Ben and Lauren will do now that they've split? Sound off in the comments below!

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