Josh & Fergie Have a Date Night in Atlanta

11/04/2009 at 02:20 PM EST

Josh & Fergie Have a Date Night in Atlanta
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
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Josh Duhamel and wife Fergie, battling allegations of discord in their marriage, spent a cozy night out in Atlanta on Tuesday.

The couple have denied claims made by stripper Nicole Forrester that she had a one-night stand with Duhamel in Atlanta on Oct. 9. Showing that they're still very much together, Duhamel and Fergie dined at Chops restaurant located next door to the St. Regis Hotel, where Forrester claims the tryst took place.

Around 10 p.m., Fergie and Duhamel – who's in town filming Life As We Know It – walked into the restaurant. Over dinner of steak, lobster and a bottle of Chardonnay "they were snuggling up a little bit," according to Chops manager Kevin Brown. "They were sitting next to each other in a booth side by side and talking closely."

According to Brown, "We offered them a discreet table [but] she said, 'I want to sit out where the action is.' "

The two, who stayed at the restaurant for about an hour, were dressed casually: Duhamel wore jeans and a sweat shirt, while his wife donned a black leather jacket and tight gray jeans.

Reps for both Fergie and Duhamel deny there's any truth to Forrester's claims. "This is not the first nor will it be the last time that a stripper was paid a large amount of money to sell a false story about a celebrity," says Duhamel's rep. "This story is absolutely ridiculous."

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