The MTV star tells PEOPLE Internet rumors linking him to the singer are false

By Mark Gray
Updated March 28, 2009 11:45 PM
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Though Rihanna is taking time apart from Chris Brown, she is not spending it with Bromance star Frankie Delgado, he tells PEOPLE, at least not in a romantic sense.

Despite rumors circulating on the Internet, Delgado said he and Rihanna are “just friends” Saturday while attending the grand opening of Wet Republic, the pool party at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Delgado, who has starred in MTV’s The Hills and Bromance, believes the chatter got started because “she’s been out, hanging out, I guess. It’s Hollywood, people talk a lot.”

Asked how she is doing, his reply was only, “She’s good.”

Though Rihanna, 21, and Brown, 19, reconciled and were together in Miami and L.A. after he was charged with assaulting her, a source told PEOPLE that “they are taking a break.”

The singer recently returned to L.A. after a trip to New York City, where she had business meetings and spent time with her manager, her mentor Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Brandy.

“She is looking forward to getting back to work and focusing on her career again,” a New York source told PEOPLE, adding that Rihanna’s trip was also designed to help her “clear her mind and take things one day at a time.”