Wayne Brady and Chilli Are Not Dating—but She Has a Crush on Chris Pine!

Rep for the singer tells E! News the pair is "friends but there is nothing else going on"

By Alyssa Toomey Jan 06, 2014 8:37 PMTags
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Attention, Chris Pine! TLC's Chilli has officially declared herself a member of the "Pine Nuts" (that's the Star Trek stud's fan club, in case you were confused).

While a new Us Weekly report claims the singer is dating Wayne Brady, with a source telling the mag that the twosome was spotted holding hands while the funnyman supported the TLC star during a recent concert at the MGM in Las Vegas on Friday, Jan. 3, a rep for the 42-year-old songstress tells E! News there's no truth to the romance report.

And turns out, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for Brady's presence at the event: He was working.

"This isn't true," a rep for Chilli told E! News in regards to the dating rumors. "Wayne was actually hosting the event that TLC performed at in Vegas. Chilli and Wayne are friends but there is nothing else going on besides friendship."

Brady also denied the reports via Twitter writing, "So, just clear it up @officialchilli are not dating. Who wouldn't want to though, right? Don't believe everything u read:)"

While there's no romance brewing between the twosome, Chilli happily admitted she has another man on her mind—33-year-old Chris Pine, whom she shamelessly admitted to swooning over.

"As a matter of fact, Chilli happens to be a 'Pine Nut' so if you all want to play matchmaker Chris Pine is definitely what Chilli wants," the singer's rep told E! News.

Back in May, Pine embarrassingly admitted his fan-made moniker during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, revealing "My fans have designated themselves the, uh, Pine Nuts," he confessed before adding, "they're a nutty bunch."

And although he was most recently romantically linked to Icelandic beauty queen Íris Björk Jóhannesdóttir in November, the Hollywood hunk also said he looks for "intelligence, beauty and a sense of humor" in a potential partner.

Take note, Chilli!

—Reporting by Ruth O'Neill