updated 03/31/2008 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/31/2008 AT 5:40 PM ET
“We both started our careers around the same time. He is one of the only people in the industry … I trust and hang out with all the time.”
And just so there’s no question, she added, “If he was a boyfriend, I would say that.”
Brown joined in, too, saying: “They keep asking me, ‘What’s the deal?’ I’m like, ‘There’s no deal. No deal.’ We’re just friends.”
As it is, Brown doesn’t seem ready to settle down with that special someone. Asked what he does to help thwart speculation about his personal life, the “Run It!” singer, 18, replied: “Be yourself – and see as many girls as possible!”
– Stephen M. Silverman
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