Actress-comedienne Sandra Bernhard has finally come clean about her alleged love affair with Madonna - it was all made up.
The pair became friends in the late 1980s and their increasing closeness sparked rumours of something more.
But despite being purely platonic, the 52-year-old Roseanne star - who 'came out' as a lesbian several years ago - enjoyed every minute of the speculation.
She says, "I don't mind being asked about Madonna. It was awesome at the time. We had a really funny friendship and kind of played with the press and the media.
"It was before the internet and there was still a little bit of allure and excitement and fun to it."