Jamie Foxx has insisted that he and Katie Holmes are just good friends. The silver screen star denied rumours of a romance with the Dawson's Creek actress out after a image emerged that seemed to show them holding hands in a studio.
Speaking to paparazzi as he left a bank in Westlake Village, outside Los Angeles, Django Unchained star Jamie said "oh come on, you guys have been trying to make that stick for three years," when asked how things were going with Katie.
"We're just friends," he added when questioned on whether there is any truth to the rumours.
Jamie Foxx has insisted that he and Katie are "just friends"
"As a matter of fact Anthony Zuiker, creator of CSI, he offered us an animation project and we're working on that that's all it is," Jamie went on to clarify.
"They've been trying to do that for three years," he added in reference to the ongoing reports that he and Katie have been secretly dating. "It gets stories I guess."
When asked if the constant rumours get tiresome, Jamie replied "a little bit" before saying he realises that speculation is "just part of the business".
Ohio-born Katie has yet to comment on the situation.
Katie was married to Tom Cruise for six years
Reports that Jamie, 47, and Katie, 36, were an item began in October 2013 and this week several news outlets claimed that the duo had now been together for a year-and-a-half.
"Jamie is someone she can trust and have fun with," a mutual friend told Us Weekly. "She's getting everything from Jamie that she didn't get with Tom [Cruise]."
Katie was famously married to Mission Impossible actor Tom, with whom she has a eight-year-old daughter named Suri, from 2006 to 2012.
Oscar-winner Jamie, whose real name is Eric Marlon Bishop, is father to two daughters: Corinne Bishop, who was born in 1994 and Annalise, who was born in August 2009.