Choreography superstar R.J. Durell was spotted with Britney Spears Thursday night leaving Opera nightclub in L.A. hand-in-hand. But in an exclusive interview with 24Sizzler, R.J.’s agent Julie McDonald says the pair’s relationship is platonic, and in fact, he’s working with Britney on her performance for the MTV Video Music Awards, being held Sept. 9. This marks confirmation of her performance, even though MTV has not confirmed or denied the performance.

“They’re working together,” McDonald told 24Sizzler Friday afternoon. “He is co-choreographing her performance for the VMAs with Nick Flores, who worked with her as dancer before, so he brought R.J. in.”

McDonald tells 24Sizzler that R.J. and Britney make a great choreographing couple: “They’re very good at what they do,” she said. “They’re young and fresh. He’s very talented.”

She adds that this will hopefully kick off the beginning of a long-lasting working relationship. “Hopefully it will work out well, and they’ll work together again. We hope this continues.”

As for the specifics of the performance, which has yet to be officially confirmed by MTV, McDonald says, “It’s being kept under wraps.” She adds they began working together “a couple of weeks ago” and they’ve been spending time together “rehearsing the number.”

And is their relationship more than just friends or co-workers? “I would doubt that,” she said.


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