Rapper Ricky Hil, who has been dating Rita since July, has been quoted saying that he will "never work professionally" with his popstar girlfriend.
Speaking to The Mirror, Ricky said: "Rita and I listen to each other's music and tell each other what we think, but I'd never work with her.
"I think that always ends relationships. It's the same with designing, you've got to do your own thing and support each other when you can."
The rapper also said that he is happy for the pair to continue their long-distance relationship between London and LA for now, saying: "I'm not living in London, but I visit all the time. I love it, especially the weather. It makes me appreciate how lucky we are in LA."
Rita separated from DJ Calvin this summer and accused him of subsequently blocked her from performing her single 'I Will Never Let You Down' at the Teen Choice Awards in the US.
Rita explained: "He wrote and produced the song so he owns the rights – so he has to approve anything TV-wise." However, Calvin then responded by tweeting: "You'll only know 1 side… but just know I had a damn good reason."
Ouch. It seems that Ricky might well have the right idea when it comes to mixing business and pleasure.
Rita began filming the next round of the new series of The Voice UK today and was spotted sporting the Adidas Originals range on her way to filming.
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