The married dancer Britney Spears is reportedly dating has denied having a relationship with the pop star.

Reports have suggested the ME AGAINST THE MUSIC star is involved with her dancer COLUMBUS SHORT - who has just split with his wife BRANDI, who is eight months pregnant - after the pair were snapped kissing each other.

However, Short has categorically denied any romance.

He says, "There is nothing going on between me and Britney. We've gotten close from working together.

"At the end of the day, she knows the deal."

While Brandi adds, "At the moment, Columbus and I both want to be left alone while he gets on with his career and I get on with my life."

And Britney's mother LYNNE also states, "Britney isn't seeing anyone. She hasn't had time to date."

08/10/2003 17:42