Brody Jenner and Lauren Conrad on Oct. 12
10/19/2006 AT 07:55 PM EDT
Brody Jenner and The Hills
star Lauren "L.C." Conrad are "seeing each other," Jenner tells PEOPLE.
"I don't know what you consider dating, but we're seeing each other, we're having a great time with it," Jenner tells PEOPLE. "She's an amazing girl. That's all there is to say. She's fun to be around. She's sweet. She's kind. There's nothing bad to say about her."
There had been speculation about a romance between the pair, who arrived together at Wednesday's Rock & Republic fashion show at the West Hollywood club Area. Last week they were spotted twice at Hollywood hot spot Les Deux, where an observer said they looked "very cozy."
Conrad, however, was coy about her relationship with Jenner, saying only, "He's a nice guy."
Earlier this month, Jenner split up
with Nicole Richie, whom he'd been dating since August. They began seeing each other just weeks after Jenner, 23, ended
his year-and-a-half relationship with Laguna Beach
star Kristin Cavallari. (Conrad also starred on Laguna Beach
Asked if he's still in contact with Richie, Jenner tells PEOPLE: "Yeah, of course. Me and Nicole remain good friends. Nothing will change that."
Jenner, a Guess model who starred in The Princes of Malibu,
and Richie have known each other since they were toddlers.
from her fellow Laguna Beach
alum Jason Wahler in August.