Samantha Mumba is determined to sustain her romance with rapper SISQO - regardless of the geographical distance between them.

Mumba, 21, is currently filming the romantic comedy BOY EATS GIRL in her home city of Dublin, Ireland, while the THONG singer is based in America.

But she is confident their love can overcome all obstacles.

The singer-turned-actress explains, "We're cool, we're great friends and I'm definitely dating him.

"The space between us will not destroy our relationship. This is what I do, it's my job - he knows that. I currently spend half my time here and half in Los Angeles.

"I like being back in Ireland. Working on the movie is like having a regular job. I can go home after work each day."

17/08/2004 13:34