‘Single’ Cooper Dismisses Lopez Dating Rumors

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November 16, 2011 | 2:20pm EST

Hollywood hunk Bradley Cooper has brushed off reports suggesting he’s dating Jennifer Lopez, insisting he’s “single”.
The Hangover actor, who has just been crowned People magazine’s new Sexiest Man Alive, was romantically linked to Lopez last month after he was photographed in a car with a brunette beauty bearing a striking resemblance to the sexy Latina.

Both stars have remained silent about their alleged involvement, but any attraction appears to have fizzled out as Cooper is adamant he’s not attached.

When asked about the Lopez rumors, he tells People magazine, “I’m a single 36-year-old male. I don’t see myself as a ladies’ man but I love women. Do you know what I’m saying? If you’re a single man and you happen to be in this business, you’re deemed a player. But I don’t see myself as a ladies’ man.”

Cooper has been linked to a string of Hollywood beauties, including Olivia Wilde, since splitting from ex-girlfriend Renee Zellweger earlier this year, but he insists tabloid rumors are just that – and the false reports can stir up trouble with the woman he’s really dating.

He says, “Rumors can have an awful effect if you are actually dating somebody else – ‘You were in Miami last weekend?’ ‘Nope.’ ‘I think you were.’ ‘No, I’ve been right here; I haven’t been to Florida in years!'”

Lopez, who separated from husband Marc Anthony this summer, has most recently been reported to be dating one of her back-up dancers, Casper Smart.