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Bachelor winner Courtney Robertson and Bachelorette contestant Arie Luyendyk Jr. may have engaged in some very public PDA over the weekend during, but a source close to the race car driver tells Celebuzz it was all for show.

“It’s a PR stunt,” said the insider. “Arie told his mom it was all set up.”

What else did the source reveal?

“They are not dating,” insisted the insider. “Everything about her is not Arie’s type. He’s been acting uncharacteristically lately, so he probably would date her -- but it doesn’t mean he likes her or there’s a future. They’d do anything to get in the press.

“The family is wondering what the hell is he doing that for. It’s not the Arie they know. He’s trying to extend his 15 minutes of fame, just like Courtney."

Indeed, 31-year-old Luyendyk's family members aren't fans of Robertson.

“His mom can’t stand Courtney," says the source. "She hates her. She doesn’t know what he’s doing hanging out with her.”

 

The photos of Robertson and Luyendyk's cozy night out, obtained by TMZ and first reported by Wetpaint.com, show the two arm in arm and then sharing a passionate kiss. Following the candlelit dinner date, Robertson, 29, tweeted “Beautiful night… #RedWineImFine” with a photo of two glasses of wine. Luyendyk folowed the next night a tweet that read, “Little surprised.”

The PDA session comes soon after Robertson and her fiancé, Bachelor star Ben Flajnik, announced their split -- and its  timing has certainly drawn ire.

“That’s just shallow Courtney,” said the source. “It’s a slap in the face to Ben. And Arie and Ben have hung out. This is just rude.”

Indeed, just a month ago, Flajnik and Luyendyk spent time together, with Flajnik tweeting: “A big thank you to @ariejr for an awesome ride in his two seater Indy car. The most bad ass thing ever,” even calling him a “rad dude.”

Flajnik, 30, then continued the compliments: “His [sic] is a solid dude who has his head on straight. I can see why everyone liked him on the show.”

But just how "solid" is Luyendyk?

In late August, he tweeted a press release saying he wouldn’t be the next Bachelor – a role that was recently given to Sean Lowe. The problem? Our source says Luyendyk wasn't even in the running.

Says the insider: “The show never offered him The Bachelor."

 

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