Calm down, Reylo fam.
Firstly, Rian’s not saying there won’t be romance in TLJ. He’s saing that there’s “no one-to-one equivalent of the Han-to-Leia, burning, unrequited love. In our story, that’s not a centerpiece.” Read: so there most certainly will be some romance but it’s not a central storyline in itself like Han and Leia’s road trip filled with in-your-face, we’re-about-to-bang UST melodrama. We know at least Finn/Rose is most probably going to be a little romantic, but not a central plot point.
Secondly, did you read in that other article how Adam refused to have lunch with Mark because of his acting process? We know he went to dinner with Daisy, so, knowing Adam, that tells a lot about what kind of relationship Kylo and Rey are going to have in the future. Clearly Adam didn’t think it’d interfere with him getting into character and Kylo’s mindset, or, even better, thought it crucial and helpful to bond with Daisy more. So, don’t give up hope yet, fam. We’re all good. Reylo was never going to happen before IX anyway, and for me personally, and to most of us, the most important aspect of the potential Rey/Kylo relationship is the bond they could share and how much richer the story would be with those two interacting and bonding. All that we’ve seen hints at them getting closer, romance or not. But, this Rian quote does nothing to refute romantic Reylo either.