Olivia Palermo Denies ‘Friction’ With Whitney Port, Forbids City Cameras From Going Near Her Boyfriend

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Olivia Palermo dismissed our prediction that, judging by the trailer, the second season of The City would be drama-filled. "It's been less than a 30-second clip and I really don't know how it's gonna end up turning out once it's all done," she told us with her boyfriend Johannes Huebl on her arm at the Cinema Society screening and party for Paper Man. Palermo is still shooting the season, in which we see her reporting for Elle.com. "There are so many young designers that I have relationships with that I really love and it's nice to be able to do videos with them and show girls their collections," she said. But young designer and City star Whitney Port doesn't seem to fall into that category. "She has her clothing line, I don't really have anything to do with it. I'm there to support the magazine and if the magazine supports her line, that's for them to support her line," she explained. "It's not for everyone, and I guess there are people out there that like it." Yet Palermo said there is "no friction" between her and Port, whom she "never" sees.

She also intends to keep her personal life and hunky beau off the air. "He is not on The City, he'll never be on The City. It will never be on. My producers can't go anywhere near him," she explained. "It's in my contract — they can't." For Palermo, the show is about furthering her career. "I'm a very private person and for the show, it's work-related and I think that's good. And I can't speak for anyone else but myself, but I'm private." At least Whitney has no trouble letting the producers film her bringing boys home.