EXCLUSIVE: Watch the first 3 minutes of Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell's 'Bachelor' spinoff!

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Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? premieres Oct. 11 on Freeform, and ET has the first three minutes of the series premiere! Ben Higgins and fiancée Lauren Bushnell are building their lives in Denver together on the show, but of course, their journey began on The Bachelor. Their new show's premiere offers never-before-seen footage of the pair's Bachelor love story.

Just weeks ago, ET sat down exclusively with the couple to learn all about their new life, which has included Bushnell moving into Higgins' house.

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"To be completely honest, it has been a struggle for us at times," Higgins said. "At first I got very guarded when it came to the house. I was like, 'We can't do anything to the house, this house is my house.' I have loosened up a lot. I think it has been fun for me to see Lauren kind of dive in here and make friends, take care of the house; make it her house and not my house. Make it our house!"

See photos of the happy couple together:

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell discuss 'The Bachelor' at AOL Studios in New York on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell discuss 'The Bachelor' at AOL Studios in New York on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell discuss 'The Bachelor' at AOL Studios in New York on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: The Bachelors(R_L) Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins are seen on 'Good Morning America' on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell visit ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Times Square on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell visit ABC's 'Live with Kelly and Michael' on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell visit ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Times Square on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell visit ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Times Square on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell visit ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Times Square on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: The Bachelors Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins are seen on 'Good Morning America' on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell visit ABC's 'Good Morning America' in Times Square on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: The Bachelors Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins are seen on 'Good Morning America' on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
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Viewers will see Bushnell's work come to life on the show. "It's a 100-year-old house, so it has all the character that I love about homes," she told ET. "But it definitely wasn't my style. It was his bachelor pad! When I walked in the door, I felt like I was at Ben's house. .... I think living together presents a whole new set of challenges and things to work through."

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Ultimately, though, the couple has learned that their love is real – even more real than reality TV.

"We got really lucky and I think at some point we looked at each other and said, 'I actually love you. I'm glad that we're doing this together and I'm glad that you're alongside me in this,'" Higgins said. "It now works outside of the show. If the show ends tomorrow, we're happy as can be with me off selling software and Lauren doing the blog."


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