15 December 2011 9:01 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Not long after Ben Flajnik's proposal was rejected by "Bachelorette" Ashley Hebert earlier this year, rumors surfaced that Jennifer Love Hewitt was interested in the reality star. And now, Ben has explained what really happened with the former "Ghost Whisperer" actress.

"It was right in the middle of the time when I was deciding to be 'The Bachelor,'" Ben said on a conference call Wednesday, per People, of the interest from J. Love.

Ultimately, Ben decided he wanted to be "The Bachelor," and he also said he wanted a less famous face for his lady.

"When this ...

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