While we think they would be cute together, Hayden Panettiere has put an end to any rumors that she is dating football hunk Mark Sanchez.
The two were spotted at an El Lay In-And-Out Burger earlier this week, but apparently they are just good friends!
Hayden debunked the false accusations in a recent interview, saying:
"I swear I'm not dating him at all. Honestly. I'm a huge Jets fan and became very good friends with him and his buddies. There's genuinely, absolutely nothing going on. I've always been that girl who has a lot of dude friends. I'm into sports so we have a lot in common, but no, definitely 100% not dating."
Since she tossed around the word "dude", we'll believe her. Definitely sounds like something a guys gal would say. LOLz!
In this industry it's hard to know who is actually dating who, but we like to keep our eyes and ears open to that sort of thing. Luckily, Hayden seems to completely understand, explaining:
"Every person that I stand next to in this industry is a guy I'm going to be linked to — that's just inevitably the way it goes. When it's a long-term friendship like that, sometimes it starts getting a little bit frustrating for certain people. You don't want to put fuel into the fire but you don't want to stop living your life and doing what you want to do."
When she does find love again, she admits she isn't the type to hide it either, as she continued:
"It's too much energy most of the time to keep it hidden. So when I say we're just friends, I mean it! Time will tell if I'm lying, but I'm 100% not! He's a great dude and he's a great football player and he's Jet player, which I love."
Friends can turn into lovers too, Hayden! Ha!
We'll keep an eye on you two just in case some sparks DO happen to fly, but we're happy to see you're doing well after your split from Wladimir Klitschko!
[Image via WENN.]