Jamie Foxx has attempted to quash rumours that he’s enjoying a secret romance with actress Katie Holmes, by telling paparazzi the pair are “just friends”. Foxx's comments come days after it was claimed the pair may have been keeping a romance under wraps for nearly two years after hitting it off in summer 2013.

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Foxx found himself ambushed by photogs when he was walking back to his car after visiting a bank in Westlake Village, just outside of Los Angeles. When asked about the recent rumours regarding him and Katie the 47 year old said, "Oh come on, you guys have been trying to get that to stick for three years.”

The singer and actor then went on two assure the pair were “just friends” and might actually soon be working together. “As a matter of fact Anthony Zuiker, creator of CSI, he offered us an animation project and we're working on that,” Foxx said.

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“They have been trying to do that for three years - just stories I guess. You just have to respect - that's just part of our lives,” Foxx then concluded, before stopping to take a selfie with a male fan.

Rumours of a Foxx/Holmes romance made the headlines this week after US Weekly published a photo of the pair in a studio together holding hands. Inside the mag a source, described as a mutual pal of the couple, said Jamie was someone Katie can trust and have fun with.

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“She’s getting everything from Jamie that she didn't get with Tom,” the source said. Adding, “Katie loves that he makes her laugh. He does amazing impressions of just about anyone. It's one of his best flirting techniques.”

The magazine also claimed Foxx was just as smitten with Holmes and was reportedly now referring to the ex-wife of Tom Cruise as “my girl”. Holmes is herself yet to comment on the rumours.