Rihanna has denied she is dating Josh Hartnett, despite recently gushing about him.

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The Umbrella singer has been seen partying with the handsome actor on several occasions, but insists they’re just good friends.

She told Allure magazine: “This is what really happened. He and my management, they have each other’s contact information. I went to the New York club Pink Elephant, and he came by. All of a sudden, the next day, I’m seeing that we were kissing and hugging up each other.

“You can’t even go out with a friend who’s a celebrity and have a good time without people making stuff up. Well, at least he’s good-looking, right?”

It seems Rihanna has had a change of heart regarding her relationship with Josh.

She recently said: “I would be lying if I told you we were not more than just friends. I have so fallen for him, he is lovely. He is so hot and he is really sweet to me. When we hang out it feels right – even though it’s still pretty new.”

The 19-year-old star also revealed she is not close to Beyoncé Knowles, whose lover Jay-Z is president of Rihanna’s record label Def Jam.

She said: “She’s Beyoncé, and I’m his new protégée. When we see each other we say hi. We’re not enemies, but we’re not friends.”