Cruz And Bardem: 'Just Good Friends'
PENELOPE CRUZ has laughed off rumours she is dating Spanish actor JAVIER BARDEM, insisting the pair are just good friends.
Since splitting with Matthew MCConaughey in 2006 after a two-year relationship, the actress has been one of Hollywood's hottest bachelorettes, linked with Orlando Bloom, Josh Hartnett and most recently Bardem.
The Spanish star hates talking about her personal life and rumours surrounding her, saying, "I don't read most of what is written about me."
But she is adamant her relationship with Bardem - her co-star in an as-yet-unnamed Woody Allen movie - is platonic. She says, "It's not true. He's a friend and the best actor in the world."