The controversial Ex On The Beach star dumped girlfriend Lillie Lexie Gregg while he was on the show and hooked up with housemate Chloe soon after.
She was evicted third, while Bear went on to win.
Speaking to our colleagues at Digital Spy and other reporters after the grand finale, Bear, 26, said: "Chloe is the nicest girl I've met in a very, very long time. And I'm excited that she's alright."
As for whether he sees a future with her, he replied: "Yeah, I'd love to see her again. I think she's amazing as a person and see what happens from there."
He confirmed, however, that she is still NOT his girlfriend! "You can't have a girlfriend after, like, what, two weeks? But as a person I think she is a nice girl."
Inside the house, housemate Renee Graziano had referred to Chloe as Bear's girlfriend during a discussion, prompting Bear to reply: "I didn't use the words 'girlfriend and boyfriend' so technically we're not. I don't make quick jumps into relationships."
Mother of one Chloe, meanwhile, has said she's eager to see where things go with Bear as well. Ahead of the finale, she tweeted: "In answer to all tweets: It doesn't matter what happens between B and I when he gets out. I have his back regardless. Above all we are friends."
She was at the Borehamwood studios on Friday night (26 August) to see Bear being crowned champion, and they kissed in the crowd after he came out of the house.
Bear entered the house dating his EOTB co-star Lillie, but dumped her on TV, telling everyone he wanted to be single and he wasn't sure she was the one for him. He then shared several kisses with Chloe, progressing to a racy massage, steamy shower and something that elicited a lot of moaning from Chloe behind the toilet door. (She's denied they had sex.)
Lillie later entered the house during a shopping task to confront Bear, saying she felt humiliated and embarrassed by his actions. Bear refused to speak to her, instead staring at the floor before shrugging his shoulders.
When pressed by reporters to reveal how he truly felt at that moment, he would only say no comment.
With thanks to our colleagues at Digital Spy.