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Former Real Housewives of New York starlet Kelly Bensimon has put the smack down on a burgeoning relationship rumor involving herself and another hot reality TV alum – Million Dollar Listing stud Ryan Serhant.
 
Star Magazine (via Radar Online) reported that the pair enjoyed a romantic fling, which began at a December fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief.

“They slipped out the back and took a chauffeured Rolls-Royce to Masa for a romantic dinner,” the source reported. “They were just friends, but since that event, things have been heating up!”

However, Kelly took to Twitter to quash that matter yesterday (January 17), writing pointedly, “I’m not/haven’t been dating Ryan.”  

She added that while “it's nice to be written about” in any context, when it comes to affairs of the heart, she’s “always kept [her] private life private” … except for that short stint starring on a reality TV show, that is.

Source: Radar Online, @KellyBensimon, @KellyBensimon