28 July 2009
R&B superstar RIHANNA has dismissed rumours of a reunion with ex-boyfriend CHRIS BROWN - insisting she checked into the same hotel as her former lover by "coincidence."
Internet gossips were sent into a spin on Sunday (26Jul09) after the New York Daily News reported the singers had both booked rooms at a Manhattan hotel.
The pair split earlier this year (09) after Brown was arrested and charged with beating the Bajan beauty during a fight in February (09).
Last month (Jun09) he was sentenced to a harsh community service order and five years' supervised probation after pleading guilty to the attack.
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Brown was ordered to stay away from the Umbrella hitmaker at the sentencing - but the former couple prompted rumours of a reconciliation when they both asked for the restraining order to be lifted.
And speculation about a possible reunion was fuelled by reports they had both booked into the Trump International Hotel & Tower in the Big Apple on Friday (24Jul09) and spent the weekend (25-26Jul09) there.
But a representative for Rihanna has dismissed the rumours - insisting the former lovers were not there together.
The spokesperson tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, "This was a coincidence. She's stayed there before, as have thousands of other people."