'Bachelor' Ben Flajnik Speaks Out About Chris Harrison's Split

Fri, May 4, 2012 3:41pm EST by 1 Comment
Chris Harrison Divorce

We weren’t the only ones shocked to hear about the ABC matchmaker’s split! ‘Bachelor’ Ben speaks out for the first time, plus exclusive details behind the break-up.

For those who have worked closely with Bachelor/Bachelorette host Chris Harrison, the news that he split from his wife of 19 years, Gwen Jones, came as quite a shock.

Ben Flajnik tweeted that he was “very surprised” to hear the devastating news.

And depsite what some have speculated, HollywoodLife.com can confirm that Chris never hooked up with former Bachelor contestants.

“Chris hooking up with contestants is about the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard,” a source tells us. “It didn’t happen.”

Chris and Gwen released a statement to People magazine about their decision to part ways.

“Though we have made this incredibly difficult decision to separate, our love and mutual respect remain, and we look forward to sharing in the lives of our wonderful children,” the statement says.

We’re sorry to hear about the break-up, but we’re hoping ABC seriously considers making Chris the next Bachelor. Who wouldn’t tune in for that season? Am I right?

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you surprised Chris and his wife split? Do YOU think Chris should be the next Bachelor? Vote and sound off in your comments below.

— Nicole Karlis

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