Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS has insisted he's not trying to win back ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez from fiance Ben Affleck.

Reports surfaced this week (ends16JAN04) that Combs - who split with the singer and actress in 2001 - has been attempting to rekindle their romance by shadowing Lopez whilst Affleck is out of the country heavily promoting his new film PAYCHECK.

However, speaking at his soul singer friend Mary J Blige's 33rd birthday party at New York club BUTTER this week (ends16JAN04), Combs said, "I'm not with her."

On being spotted partying with Lopez at Miami's PRIVE club until the early hours of Sunday night (11JAN04), he commented, "We just happened to be there at the same time. It was a coincidence."

Despite his protests though, the pair are finding it difficult to shake off reports of a ongoing intimacy between the pair, despite their love split.

A source close to the BAD BOY RECORDS boss tells the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, "Jennifer has also been coming over to his Park Avenue pad."

16/01/2004 19:33