updated 10/18/2009 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/18/2009 AT 10:45 AM ET
Buzz about an impending breakup between Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy is just that – buzz, according to the Ghost Whisperer star.
“I’m not going to lie – it’s not annoying, it’s hurtful,” Hewitt told PEOPLE Saturday at the Children’s Institute Hosts Poker for a Cause in Commerce, Calif., to benefit Ghost Whisperer costar Camryn Manheim’s charity.
“It’s really hurtful that people say that,” says Hewitt, 30, who attended the event with her beau of 8 months, costar Jamie Kennedy. “Because he is like the most awesome person.”