Jennifer Love Hewitt caused quite a stir on Twitter last month when she wrote, “Watching ‘The Bachelorette’! I love u Ben!! Take this rose I have for u! Choose me!!!!:).”
However, the former “Ghost Whisperer” star says she didn’t mean anything by her enthusiastic Tweet, and that ensuing rumors of a romance with “The Bachelorette” cast-off are just that – rumors.
“I was looking for something pop culture to sort of tweet about — I’m new to the Twitter situation. I wanted to have fun with the tweeters out there in the world,” Jennifer told Ryan Seacrest in an interview on his KIIS FM radio show on Wednesday, when asked if she and Ben Flajnik are dating. “So, I sent out funny tweets about Ben F., and then it got all sort of like, blown out of proportion or whatever, and now it’s like — the rumor mill is crazy.
“I have nothing to say except I’m totally single,” she continued. “I don’t know why people are making such a big deal. You know, it was timely.”
Despite her denial, Jennifer was recently spotted in San Francisco with Ben himself, but the actress chalked their meeting up to chance.
“We did meet, but totally by coincidence,” she told Ryan.
“Did you make out with him?” Ellen K, Ryan’s radio co-host, asked the actress.
“Rumors are rumors,” Jennifer answered with a laugh, avoiding the question.
One question Jennifer didn’t hesitate to answer was whether producers have asked her to be the next “Bachelorette.”
“No, they didn’t,” she said.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Jennifer split from actor/director Alex Beh in May.
Reports of their romance first surfaced in July 2010.
Past beaus of J.Love’s include Jamie Kennedy, Carson Daly, John Mayer, John Asher and Ross McCall, to whom she was engaged.