Jennifer Love Hewitt Opens Up About Ben Flajnik

Celebrity News Aug. 17, 2011 AT 6:14PM
Jennifer Love Hewitt Opens Up About Ben Flajnik Credit: ABC; Jesse Grant/WireImage.com

Is Ashley Hebert's second-best good enough for a Hollywood star?

Maybe! Ben Flajnik didn't get the final rose on The Bachelorette, but he did score a date with Jennifer Love Hewitt! Wednesday on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, the actress opened up about her "chance encounter" with the 28-year-old winemaker. 

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During the show's August 1 finale, Hewitt, 32, tweeted that she needed to "book a flight to Sonoma," which is where Flajnik lives and works. The actress explained her cyber-flirting to Seacrest, saying: "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!" 

Seacrest's cohost, Ellen K., asked the Can't Hardly Wait Star: "Did you make out with [Ben]?"

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Hewitt laughingly answered that "Rumors are rumors... We did meet, but totally by coincidence." 

An eyewitness told Us Weekly, however, that Flajnik initially stopped by Lion's Pub in San Francisco with Giants player Cody Ross, but he made a beeline for Hewitt after spotting her across the room. "It seemed like a first date, but he wasn't overly affectionate," the source added.

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Hewitt told Seacrest the duo just happened to be at the same place at the same time.

If the actress is interested, she better make her move. An insider told Us that Flajnik "is the favorite with the women trying out for [The Bachelor] and the crew" and might be back on reality TV soon.

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