Amber Rose and Nick Simmons are claiming that the two of them are just friends, contrary to other reports. The 25-year-old son of rock god Gene Simmons gave the statement to a TMZ photographer on the evening of Oct. 4, 2014.
The pair was spotted leaving The Roxy Theatre on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, marking yet another occasion in which they have hit up the town together. The cameraman questioned them about their rumored new relationship, to which Simmons responded by insisting the pair are just friends. When asked to explain the pair’s recent behavior at Hollywood Boulevard’s Playhouse Nightclub, at which they were spotted in extremely close company just the night before, the California native was extremely evasive and not all that persuasive in terms of his defense.
Rumors regarding the pair’s potential relationship began to fly at the end of September, just days after Rose’s split with rapper Wiz Khalifa hit the news. They were first spotted grabbing a late night bite at Bossa Nova on Hollywood Boulevard, where they were in the company of several other unnamed males. The trip to Bossa Nova came after the aforementioned intimate contact at Playhouse, in which Simmons was seen licking Rose’s fingers for an unknown reason. It is not yet known how the two know each other or how they met, as the two are adamantly keeping a closed lid on any kind of relationship they may have, outside of allegedly just being friends.
Rose’s divorce from Khalifa has become very highly publicized since the pair announced it just a few weeks ago. The two are reportedly at war over custody of their one-year-old son, who Rose is demanding full physical and legal custody of in the proceedings. The rapper and his lawyer both feel that this request is merely one motivated by revenge, as the divorce is becoming exceedingly bitter due to allegations of infidelity on each side.
It has been heavily suggested by those at Khalifa’s camp that his soon-to-be ex-wife was involved with America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, a rumor which she has adamantly denied since. She recently gave the statement that she would never have cheated on her husband, quipping that he could no longer say the same. This comment was allegedly in regards to a late-night intimate phone call which was said to be received by Khalifa, which reportedly triggered the divorce. Sources close to Khalifa say that the two had already split when the phone call occurred, and they say he is of the belief Rose is merely trashing his reputation to protect her own. Khalifa is reportedly denying his ex’s claims that he was being unfaithful to her, and that her statements regarding his insistence he be left alone to be the breadwinner is simply untrue. Along with his suspicion that Rose herself was cheating, the 27-year-old is said to simply have grown tired of his marriage, privately telling those close to him that his wife had become more of a nag than he could bear.
It remains to be seen whether or not Amber Rose and Nick Simmons are involved in any kind of romantic relationship. For the time being, however, the pair remain adamant that they are nothing more than friends.
By Rebecca Grace