Ben Flajnik: Kris Jenner a "Dear Friend" Who Has "Taken Me Into Her Family"

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Ben Flajnik swears he's not dating Kim Kardashian's mom, despite the fact that he and Kris Jenner have been spotted in public together multiple times.

The former Bachelor star, 30, says "Kris is a very, very dear friend of mine. We are not dating, we're just working on a couple of projects together."

"That's why we've been seen a lot as of late."

That they have. The first Ben Flajnik-Kris Jenner rumors arose when she posted an Instagram snapshot last month with the reality star and Jonathan Cheban.

Speculation ramped up again Wednesday when they were seen at a Kanye West concert in Oakland, Calif., where they were joined by Kim Kardashian.

Flajnik tells People, "I'm dating," but the lucky woman is not Kris.

Jenner, he says, has "taken me in to her family." How, exactly?

"I extended a warm welcome up to the winery and shot an episode of [Keeping Up] with her and Jonathan (Cheban)," Flajnik, who was on her talk show, says.

They got to talking, and "We started to conceptualize these new businesses. We're very much prospectively working together. There's some exciting stuff to come."

"I'm just blown away by [her] hospitality and kindness. She's introduced me to everyone to make me feel comfortable if we end up working together."

"Her entire family has been amazing and wonderful."

We talking about the same family here, Ben?

Flajnik got engaged to Courtney Robertson a few years ago on The Bachelor. It didn't last, to the surprise of no one. No word on who he's dating now.

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Ben Flajnik is a 28-year-old winemaker from Sonoma, Calif. Rather than his affiliation with Evolve Wines, Ben is best known for coming in... More »
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