SPECULATION has been rife for months that Lewis Hamilton and singer Rihanna are an item.
The ridiculously hot pair have been spotted flirting up a storm in the Caribbean and New York recently.
And the Formula 1 star has finally spoken out to address their rumoured relationship.
But it’s not good news for anyone hoping for the next biggest A-list romance as the racing star insists the pair are just pals.
Hamilton – who split with Nicole Scherzinger in February – told E!: “You know, I’ve known Ri for a long time.
“We’ve been friends for a while. We get to hang out every now and again…”
The pair have been linked ever since they were spotted flirting at the annual Crop Over Festival in Barbados.
Last month, it was believed the romance between Lewis and Rihanna was hotting up , but an insider said the singer wasn’t in a rush to put a label on it.
“Rihanna and Lewis had a nice little getaway last weekend in Barbados. Rihanna also spent time with her friends and family but Lewis was the only romantic interest on her mind,” a source told E!News.
“She is not at any point in her life now ready to settle just for anyone, but she is enjoying the time she has with her friends and also focusing on work.” – Mirror