Holly Montag on Sanjaya: "We Are Not Dating"

Celebrity News Jul. 14, 2009 AT 12:49PM
Holly Montag and Sanjaya

So long, Sanjolly!

Although Heidi and Spencer Pratt told Usmagazine.com that they were "very excited" for Holly Montag and former American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar to become an item after they met on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, the Hills star insists there was no jungle fever in Costa Rica.

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"We are not dating but just very close," Montag told Us at the Sports Dream Celebrity Poker pool party on Sunday in Beverly Hills. (Although they aren't a couple, a source told Us the two had plans to go to Hawaii together and drove from L.A. to Seattle to meet his parents.) What does the 25-year-old star -- who says she almost got scars from her bug bites on the NBC reality show -- make of the romance rumors?

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"It was funny," she tells Us. "I was shocked because we were such close friends, and I had no idea that anyone else thought there was anything romantic going on. People in camp joked about it, but we knew it was a joke so it was funny to us." No matter what, she doesn't let the rumors stop them.

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"We will continue our friendship forever," she tells Us. "Sanjaya came out to visit me last week!" If they do decide to take their relationship to the next level, Spencer will be their biggest supporter. I will very happily hand the famed cup of superstar couple on planet Earth to Sanjaya and Holly in a second," he told Us. "Go for it!"

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