Latin beauty Penelope Cruz is keen to keep her relationship with Hollywood hunk MATTHEW McCONNAUGHEY under wraps.

The Vanilla Sky actress doesn't want to jinx the pair's romance by sharing details about it with the press, but she maintains her SAHARA co-star is "a wonderful man".

She explains, "I get more protective about my personal life every day. It always seems to go wrong when you share too much."

But Cruz - who famously dated superstar TOM CRUISE - insists being with another actor doesn't make any difference at all: "It doesn't make it any more difficult or easier, it's just good to have someone who understands you."

10/03/2005 18:04