On December 8, an exclusive report claimed that Ben and 40 are a couple of 6-months. However, Ben's label responded, "They are close friends who came to know each other while working. It's true that the two are close but the dating reports are false."
40's label also stated, "We think dating rumors surfaced because they are close friends who meet often, but they are not dating."
It seems like it was all just rumors after all.