Earlier today, we reported on US Weekly’s claim that Season 8 Bachelorette Emily Maynard is dating NASCAR driver Jason White, mere weeks after confirming her split with Jef Holm. However, Emily is setting the record straight on Twitter — and insisting Jason is just an old friend.

When an indignant fan tweeted at Emily about the story, asking “ARE YOU F***ING SERIOUS?” Emily responded, “Absolutely NOT! He's been one of my good friends forever!” Well, they were dancing awfully close for being just good friends, but Emily assured the public that they shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the intentions behind her bumping and grinding. “God forbid I get a night out and have some fun!”

Emily also responded to accusations that she’s clinging to the spotlight. “Exactly how am I in the spotlight right now? I went to a Carrie Underwood concert with some friends in Charlotte!”

Apparently some fans think Emily should be wearing mourning clothes and hiding in her house! Um, Jef didn’t die, you guys — they just broke up. We say live it up, single girl!

Source: Emily Maynard’s Twitter