Ben Flajnik: Kris Jenner and I are still "just friends," even though I'm driving her Bentley around Los Angeles
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/26/2013
Ben Flajnik insists there's still nothing going on between himself and Kris Jenner besides a solid friendship even thought he has been spotted driving Jenner's Bentley around Los Angeles recently.
The former sixteenth-season The Bachelor star was recently photographed leaving Jenner's home in Calabasas, LA and getting behind the wheel of her expensive car. However, Flajnik was quick to defend his previous statements that he's not dating the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, Peoplereported.
"I happened to be in LA and I didn't have a car, so she let me borrow hers. She wasn't even there. Her assistant opened up the garage and just said, 'Pick one,'" Flajnik told People.
"We have some really great things in the works, and this is frustrating because it's not the light I wanted shed on our projects. It is like you can't do anything without people thinking you're hooking up or in a relationship."
Flajnik, a 31-year-old winemaker, had nothing but good things to say about Jenner, 57, although he insists they're not romantically involved.
"She's a beautiful, smart woman," he told the magazine.
"But we're friends. We talked this morning and she said, 'Hey, don't worry.' She understands why I'm upset and uncomfortable with [the reports]. She deals with this kind of thing on a daily basis, and I've worked really hard to stay away from this kind of image."
Flajnik said all the speculation regarding his connection with Jenner "comes up a lot" in his own personal life and he finds it bothersome.
"I can handle it one person at a time, but when people write articles it is more difficult," he explained.
Rumors erupted Flajnik and the Kardashian matriarch have been seeing each other ever since Jenner tweeted a photo of herself and the former Bachelor at his vineyard in Sonoma, CA in late September.
A source also told In Touch Weekly at the time that Jenner "has a crush" on Flajnik and "they've been spending a lot of time together."
Flajnik publicly denied dating Jenner shortly afterwards, claiming the pair are just good friends and he actually has a new girlfriend also in the wine business. But rumors they're an item accelerated when they attended Kanye West's concert together in Oakland late last month and recently vacationed in Mexico with mutual friend Joe Francis.