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Fresh off his contentious breakup with Vienna Girardi, The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka appeared on The View and said he is single again and looking for love.

With a girl.

The reality star debunked rumors that he is gay, sparked in large part by Vienna’s charges that they weren’t intimate for months during their relationship.

“There was a lack of intimacy because our problems were so heavy,” Jake Pavelka said. “I can’t separate love and intimacy, apparently that makes me gay.”

Asked point blank, he said, “no, no, I’m not” adding, “one of my best friends is gay. I can’t see how someone can look at [Vienna] and find her not attractive.”

We’d take issue there, but thanks for clearing that up, Jake.

Jake Pavelka: Not gay. Just a stiff. [Photo:]

The one-time pilot said that he and Girardi “have not spoken” since their fiery TV reunion taped on June 24. He also defended his angry behavior that night.

“What people don’t understand here is, that was 24 hours after my [publicist] called me on the set of Drop Dead Diva saying the relationship was over.”

“[Vienna] didn’t call me, it was a publicist.”

“24 hours later, I’m sitting there and I wasn’t ready,” he said of the joint interview with Girardi, which aired during a July 5 episode of The Bachelorette.

“You know when you’re kids and you’re trying to protect yourself? It was like that. When I got down on one knee, I meant it. I did [The Bachelor] for love.”

Pavelka passed on good wishes to Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky, a contender for his final rose on The Bachelor before she left for her job at Facebook.

Follow the jump for a clip of Jake on The View:

Jake on The View