Not long after Ben Flajnik’s proposal was rejected by “Bachelorette” Ashley Hebert earlier this year, rumors surfaced that Jennifer Love Hewitt was interested in the reality star. And now, Ben has explained what really happened with the former “Ghost Whisperer” actress.
“It was right in the middle of the time when I was deciding to be ‘The Bachelor,’” Ben said on a conference call Wednesday, per People, of the interest from J. Love.
Ultimately, Ben decided he wanted to be “The Bachelor,” and he also said he wanted a less famous face for his lady.
“When this is all said and done, ending up with a Hollywood celebrity is not something that I want,” he added.
The newest season of “The Bachelor,” starring Ben, premieres on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 8 PM, and in it, fans might get to see a lot more of the love-seeker – literally.
“So far, America has seen my bare butt, and I have no problem with male nudity,” he said, per People. “When a beautiful woman asks you to go skinny-dipping on the beach, you don’t say no. Granted there are cameras around, but it’s a bare butt. It’s not that big of a deal to me.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Ben, 29, is a winemaker from Sonoma, Calif., but his relationship with Ashley didn’t ripen to perfection during his time on last season’s “The Bachelorette,” and she ultimately chose JP Rosenbaum, who she is reportedly still with.
During his run on “The Bachelorette,” Ben was never shy about his search for not only love, but for a woman to start a family with.
The winemaker loves his hobbies, including crab fishing, sailing, golf, skateboarding, surfing, playing piano and singing in a tribute band.