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Paris Hilton, Benji Madden

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With all the stories swirling around this week about Paris Hilton and Benji Madden calling it quits, who better than the heiress herself to come clean about it all?

During an exclusive call in to Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio program Friday morning, Paris addressed the issue. But rather than calling it a breakup, she told Ryan that "right now we're just taking a break."

Paris also left open the possibility that she and Benji could get back together down the road.

"He is an incredible person and we will always be really close," Paris said. "We will see what happens in the future. I am still in love with him."

As for why they decided to go their separate ways for now...

Paris tells Ryan: "He has been working non-stop with his brother on his new record. I am working and traveling…All these reports that say I dumped him aren't true. This is a decision we made together as adults."

Paris also claims that, despite the rumors, she is not getting back together with her ex-beau, Stavros Niarchos, whom she saw last weekend at a party in Miami.

"That's ridiculous, she said. "I was on a girls weekend with some BFFs from [her MTV]show. Someone must have gotten a quick camera-phone picture of Stavros saying hi. He's someone I hadn't seen in a year."

Of course, Benji is the brother of Joel Madden, who is Paris pal Nicole Richie's main squeeze. But she insists the split won't affect their friendship, saying, "Nicole and I don't get in each other's relationships. We have a friendship that has been going on since we were two years old."