U.S. TV personality Mario Lopez is laughing off internet reports he has fathered a child with Britney Spears, but feels bad for his pop star pal, who has to put up with the claims. Recent rumours that popped up in cyberspace suggest Spears is expecting the former Dancing With The Stars contestant's baby - but he insists nothing could be further from the truth. Lopez claims he has never bedded Spears, adding, "I hung out with Britney a couple times and she's the nicest person. She's really misunderstood. "The young girl can't say hi to someone without being linked to them, but there's no way (she's pregnant with my child). It's not true. "My name has been linked to a few headlines of late. This particular headline with Britney and the baby, it is laughable, but, at the same time, the poor girl has to deal with this." Meanwhile, Spears and her aides are refusing to comment on tabloid stories she's pregnant.