Kristina and Tyler sparked dating speculation when they were photographed eating dinner together in September, but according to Kristina, no one should read into their little outing that appeared to be a date.
"That was not a thing!" the 26-year-old dental hygienist toldUs Weekly after Monday night's Dancing with the Stars performance show, which she had attended to support her pal Hannah.
"I've had people reach out to me and ask me about what's going on there but whenever you take a certain picture and you focus on one little thing -- whether it's two people or 10 people sitting at a table -- it can get blown out of proportion."
Kristina added, "You really can't go out with another Bachelor person without people thinking you're dating or something's going on. It's silly."
Kristina, in fact, confirmed she's currently "living that single life" and loving it after leaving Bachelor in Paradise's sixth season without a boyfriend earlier this summer.
"I'm at a point where I'm kind of ready if that person comes into my life, but at the same time, I'm really enjoying staying single and just traveling and focusing on me," Kristina explained.
"I get a little bit of attention and it's exciting and then I'm like, 'Nevermind. I need to focus on me.' So it's a push and pull a little bit. I'm trying not to focus on that too much."
Kristina, who was born in Russia but raised in Kentucky, initially competed for Nick Viall's heart on The Bachelor's 21st season and then dated Dean Unglert on Bachelor in Paradise's fourth season, which aired in 2017.
Dean, however, involved himself in a love triangle with Kristina and fellow cast member Danielle Lombard, so Kristina ended up getting her heart broken.
Kristina later began hanging out withBlake Horstmann from The Bachelorette in Fall 2018, but their on-again, off-again romance completely fizzled out when Kristina decided she didn't want to pursue a serious relationship with Blake on Season 6 of Bachelor in Paradise and would rather stay friends.
RELATED LINK: 'THE BACHELOR' FRANCHISE COUPLES NOW
Kristina apparently doesn't need a man but she would like one, especially when she sees her friends happy in romantic relationships.
"I have time. That's the beauty of it," said Kristina, who has faith it will happen for her sooner or later.
As for Tyler, he spent the night with Hannah in Los Angeles on August 1 -- a couple of days after The Bachelorette's Season 15 finale aired on ABC -- only to seemingly move on days later to pursue a romance with supermodel Gigi Hadid.
Fans have since been shipping a Tyler and Hannah reconciliation, but neither reality TV star appears ready or willing to give their relationship another shot. Both Hannah and Tyler seem to be enjoying the single life for the time being, just like Kristina.
In the meantime, Hannah is dancing with her pro partner Alan Bersten every Monday night on Dancing with the Stars.
While she's not exactly a frontrunner to win the Season 28 mirrorball trophy, Hannah continues to improve every week and has yet to land in the bottom two based on judges' scores and home viewer votes.