NEW YORK Despite published reports to the contrary, the romance between Jennifer Lopez and Sean "Puffy" Combs is still going strong, according to people in both camps.
Reports in New York tabloids on Wednesday and yesterday said the power couple had split up.
"They have not broken up. They are absolutely together," Lopez spokesman Alan Nierob said in a statement Wednesday. A Combs source declined to comment on the record, but insisted the pair had not split up.
Lopez, who has a movie opening today and a new album, said during a pre-taped interview on "Live With Regis" that she and Combs remained an item. The segment aired yesterday.
Combs was arrested in December 1999 on weapons charges after police stopped a vehicle carrying the rap star and Lopez. Jury selection for his trial on gun possession and bribery charges was completed yesterday. Twelve jurors and six alternates were selected to hear the case, which begins Monday.
In an interview earlier this month, Combs said the gun was not his. He has pleaded innocent.
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