"It annoys me as it doesn't happen to guys. Why don't people assume the guy is with the girl? It is always that girl is with that guy," the "Carry On" hitmaker told "Daily Star".
"I have a lot of male friends, a lot of very attractive male friends, and they are my good friends. It doesn't mean you have to be hooking up with them you know."
Addressing the rumours, Rita said that Liam is her good friend.
"Liam is just my good friend. I also admire. I admire beauty from men and women.I see things as faceless and genderless, for me it is about the person," she added.