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The Bachelor’s Ben Flajnik Was In “Sheer Shock” Watching Season Premiere

January 09, 2012 03:00 PM by Shayla Perry

Is your head still spinning after the season premiere of The Bachelor? So is Ben Flajnik‘s! In a new interview, the star of the ABC reality show lets fans in on what he was thinking when he saw Monica Spannbauer flirting with Blakeley Shea, and whether or not there’s any truth to rumors that a “bi-sexual storyline” exists this season. Keep reading for all the details.

Whether you think it was real, solely for the cameras, or just blown way out of proportion, one thing’s for sure, the flirting between Monica Spannbauer and Blakeley Shea in the season premiere of The Bachelor caused a lot of jaws to drop — including Ben Flajnik’s, who says that he was in “shock” watching the show.

“Sheer shock, actually,” Flajnik tells Entertainment Weekly. “I don’t know how far that went. I don’t know if the cameras stopped rolling and there was more that went down, or if that was the extent of it, or if it plays out through the rest of the season. I don’t know.”

So we’re guessing that means there won’t be a bi-sexual Bachelor love triangle this season. Especially since, according to Spannbauer’s stepmother and friends, she’s not bi-sexual.

“I’ve never seen any evidence that she’s gay or bisexual,” a friend tells Star Magazine, adding that Monica probably “laughed the whole thing off.”

Spannbauer’s stepmother, however, claims that Monica isn’t happy with how she was portrayed, and places the blame on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol, saying that the ABC reality show likes to “keep the contestants intoxicated” to amp up the drama.

“They portray her as something she’s not,” says Monica’s stepmother. “Sometimes they’ll do anything they can for the publicity – that’s probably the only reason it’s on the show.”

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