‘The Bachelorette’: did Ben Flajnik really date Jennifer Love Hewitt?

Ben: still single?

The rumor mill has been going a hundred miles an hour when it comes to who could be the next “Bachelor,” and when you talk to many there is one candidate who is head and shoulders above the rest — Ben Flajnik. The California winemaker saw his proposal to Ashley Hebert turned down during the finale of “The Bachelorette,” and sense then he has drawn the attention of plenty of celebrities — including Jennifer Love Hewitt.

So did these two really date? Although it certainly appeared to be so at first, the actress explained to Ryan Seacrest Wednesday that she was really just tweeting about Ben for the sake of fun, and that there was no real attempt to scoop him up as a love interest:

“I was looking for something pop culture to tweet about… Things got blown out of proportion… I have nothing to say except I’m totally single!”

Jennifer did end up confirming that she did end up meeting Ben, but it was by accident while the two were at the same pub in San Francisco.

There is still some good news for Ben when it comes to this — even though he may still be single, this does give him a better chance to be handing out roses when the show starts filming this new season later this fall.

Do you want Ben to be “The Bachelor” over everyone else? “Bachelor Pad” season 2 currently airs Monday nights on ABC.

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