We caught up with Rachel last night at the Azure Luxury Pool at the Palazzo in Las Vegas -- where she told us ... when the Arnold thing broke, she was contacted by a "very high profile journalist" who claimed they heard she had a "long-lasting" affair with the Governator.
She told us, "I've never met Arnold. Never even thought about him. I don't like his movies, I'm not even a fan."
Maybe if he hadn't made "Jingle All the Way," he'd have had a shot.