Reports suggest the Alien vs. Predator star met Montana through mutual pal Sean 'Diddy' Combs, and she did little to shut down the dating gossip when she phoned into Big Boy's Neighbourhood radio show in Los Angeles on Monday (14Sep15) for an interview to promote her hit new movie, The Perfect Guy.

As the chat turned to her love life, DJ Big Boy commented, "I just heard something with French Montana (sic)", prompting Lathan to laugh and say, "You're hilarious..."

When asked directly if she and Montana are dating, she coyly replied, "You know, I don't talk about my personal life, I really don't. Let's just put it this way, I am dating."

The actress then proceeded to describe her perfect man, saying, "For me, I need somebody who's a communicator; I like to talk, I love to share ideas, I love to philosophise about life and art..."

Interrupting her, Big Boy quipped, "You're definitely not dating French Montana then!", but Lathan ignored the remark and continued, "I just love having long talks. I love somebody who has a sense of humour and who can laugh at themselves."

Meanwhile, a source tells the new couple is in the early stages of a relationship.

The insider says, "They met through Diddy and have been hanging out. They're just getting to know each other and are having a good time."

Lathan was previously linked to singer/actor Tyrese Gibson, while Montana split from Kim Kardashian's sister Khloe earlier this year (15) after dating on and off for less than a year.