Posted: 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013
By Sarah Korones
Rumors have been swirling that the two reality stars have started dating after being seen together multiple times. Most recently, the duo attended a Kanye Westconcert together and back in September, Kris and family friend Jonathan Cheban stopped by Ben’s Envolve Winery in Sonoma, California.
So is the Season 16 Bachelor capitalizing on Kris’s newly single status? It doesn’t look like it.
“Kris is a very, very dear friend of mine,” Ben told People. “We are not dating, we’re just working on a couple of projects together, so that’s why we’ve been seen a lot as of late.”
Explaining that he and Kris have more of a business relationship, Ben said it all began when he agreed to shoot an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians at his winery.
“I extended a warm welcome up to the winery and shot an episode of the Kardashians with her and Jonathan,” Ben said. “We started to conceptualize these new businesses. We’re very much prospectively working together. There’s some exciting stuff to come.”
Given the 27 year age difference between the two and Ben’s budding relationship with a mystery woman in the wine business, we can’t say we’re too surprised Kris and Ben aren’t an item — at least for now.
“I’m blown away by the amount of hospitality and kindness she’s given me,” Ben said of Kris. “She’s introduced me to everyone to make me feel comfortable if we end up working together. Her family is amazing and wonderful.”