Apart from regular gossips on the net, speculations of an affair between the two gained ground after they were spotted together at the romantic New York Italian restaurant Il Cantinori". However, he insisted that there is nothing happening, adding: “If someone says 'hello' to her, it's given that he's fallen in love with her. So, no. No. She's a very, very interesting woman, but she's simply a friend."
The actor, who shared frame with Aniston in 'He's Just Not That Into You", further explained: "We made a film together but we didn't have any scenes together. I got hired in at the beginning of the casting, and my part was solely with Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Connelly. Which isn't bad at all."