No one said it was easy being a celebrity. The paparazzi camp outside your house waiting for something juicy to report on, and if they don't find anything, they'll just start speculating. 'Transformers' star Tyrese knows all too well what's it like to be a victim of the media.
Recently Tyrese, 29, was photographed having lunch with longtime friend Brandy, 29, in Los Angeles. Although they've been enjoying lunch dates for years, they can never seem to escape headlines like, "Brandy & Tyrese: Couple Again."
Hollyscoop caught up with Tyrese at the opening of the SLS hotel in Beverly Hills and he wanted to clear the air once and for all about his special relationship with the R&B singer.
“Let me put this to rest, let me go on record. I want to be very clear. Brandy is a friend of mine since I was 14 years old, when we hook up for lunch its about who she’s dating who I'm dating, trying to help each other out, give each other pointers to make sure we don’t get into a situation that could end up with a heartache of some sort.”
Tyrese went on to state, “She’s a friend, she will only be a friend, please stop spreading rumors about us dating, and its so old, so boring, were just good friends. She is so talented, she has an album coming. I love brandy she’s a good friend of mine.”
As if that wasn't clear enough, he added, “Please stop spreading rumors, it’s the oldest thing ever, if you ever see us out again it will be two friends that grew up with each hanging out that’s all it will ever be that’s it.”
It’s too bad, we think Tyrese and Brandy would make a great couple, just kidding!