'Bachelor' alum Lauren Bushnell is dating country singer Chris Lane (Exclusive)

Lauren Bushnell has a new man in her life!

A source confirms to ET that the 28-year-old Bachelor alum is dating country singer Chris Lane. Prior to becoming an item, the duo had been friends for a couple of months.

The new couple posed on the red carpet together at the 66th Annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday. Lane sported a plaid suit and black collared shirt, while Bushnell stunned in a midi-length black dress.

The pair's red carpet debut comes a month after Bushnell posted a pic on Instagram of Lane and her in a romantic embrace on the beach in promotion of one of his music videos.

The cute pair have been flirty on social media for a while now, trading loving comments back and forth. Last week, Bushnell shared a pic of her running before attending the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show. The work out photo caught Lane's eye! "First time I saw you, I always knew you would be a Victoria Secret Angel," Lane wrote alongside a heart-eyed emoji.

Lane is no secret to the Bachelor franchise! In addition to being a noted fan of the show, the "Take Back Home Girl" singer performed his song, "For Her," on Nick Viall's 2017 season of the show, during the then-Bachelor's date with Danielle Lombard.

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CMT)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Lauren Bushnell and Chris Lane attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell arrive for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 06: (L-R) Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell attend the ACM Lifting Lives TOPGOLF Tee-Off at TOPGOLF on April 06, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for ACM)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 19: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell pose for a photo backstage at Spotify's Hot Country Live Presents Florida Georgia Line at The Wiltern on February 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. on February 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Spotify)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell attend Charlotte Hornets v New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (INSIDE ACCESS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for the Country Music Association)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Singer Chris Lane and television personality Lauren Bushnell attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 13: Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell attend the 66th Annual BMI Country Awards at BMI on November 13, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Leah Puttkammer/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 13: (L-R) BMI President/CEO Mike O'Neill, recording artist Chris Lane, Lauren Bushnell and BMI Vice President, Creative, Jody Williams attend the BMI Country Awards 2018 at BMI Nashville on November 13, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for BMI)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 13: Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell attend the 66th Annual BMI Country Awards at BMI on November 13, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 13: Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell attend the 66th Annual BMI Country Awards at BMI on November 13, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Leah Puttkammer/FilmMagic)
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The relationship news follows Bushnell's split from Devin Antin back in August. Antin was the former reality star's first boyfriend since calling it quits with Ben Higgins, whom she got engaged to in the 20th season of The Bachelor. The pair also starred in their own reality show, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?, before ending their relationship in May 2017.

ET's Lauren Zima caught up with Bushnell back in July, who dished about the end of her romance with Higgins and described herself as "an easy target" following their split. 

"I think everyone always wants there to be someone at fault, or a reason why, or someone wants to point the finger, and I think because I started dating Devin so soon after, I was kind of an easy target," she said at the time. "That was obviously hard, but breakups are hard, whether you met on The Bacheloror not. Breakups suck."

When ET spoke to Higgins in September, he revealed that he didn't think he'd ever reunite with Bushnell.

"You know, I don't think our lives have gone any closer than they were a year and a half ago," Higgins admitted. "Maybe if they were aligning or we were crossing paths, or we had spoken, I'd say oh, there's a shot, but we've continued to go like this. So I would say I don't see that path or that possibility happening at this point."

"I hope for the best for her, I don't want to talk about her breakup anymore," he added. "Every time I talk about it, I feel it again or I think about it, and we're both good. We're doing our thing."

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