It’s hard work being a reality star, especially when half your days are spent denying a relationship with other reality stars — right Ben Flajnik and Kris Jenner?
On November 26, a story broke in Us Weekly saying that the two, who have been stirring up rumors since September, are definitely dating. Ben tweeted a denial and went directly to People.com to set the record straight. Kris, too, went to E! Online to emphasize the fact that they’re “just friends.”
Wetpaint Entertainment spoke to sources close to both stars, who gave us the scoop on what’s going down with the Keeping Up With the Kardashians 58-year-old and her 31-year-old rumored Bachelor Season 16 boytoy.
A source close to Ben tells Wetpaint exclusively, “Ben is telling friends it’s 100 percent not true. He’s very agitated about the whole thing. It’s at the point where he’s not even laughing about it anymore — he’s really upset.” And while there are certainly fewer awesome people to be linked to, Ben swears up and down that despite hanging on the vineyard, at a Kanye concert, and in Mexico, there is absolutely nothing going on between them.
“He’s been denying there is anything romantic going on between him and Kris from the beginning,” the source tells us. “Trust me, even his good friends have asked him because they’re not sure. But he’s been saying over and over again that it’s not true.”
As for whether Kris is giving the same story on and off the record, it’s a little harder to tell. A Kardashian insider confides in Wetpaint, “Kris is denying this, but I think secretly she loves it. I’m sure she is enjoying being linked to a guy over 27 years younger than her, even if it’s not true.”
Kris and husband Bruce Jenner announced their separation in early October, after 22 years of marriage. A month later, she told ET Online that she wouldn’t rule out a relationship, no matter the guy’s age.
The Kardashian-Jenner source continues, wondering, “Is she the one putting the story out? Who knows. But I don’t think she’s all that upset about it.”
What do you think is really going on: Are Ben and Kris telling the truth about their friendship? What would you think of the two of them dating? Hit the comments and tell us everything, on the record.