James Marsden and Lizzy Caplan’s relationship is still strictly platonic – but they still had some fun with the love rumors.
in a new joint interview with Show FairThe longtime friends opened up rumors that they were dating in 2014, two years after they starred in the comedy. bachelorette together.
“We were always together, that’s probably why. We liked to gossip,” said Marsden, 49, of what probably started the rumors.
“Oh yeah. I like that side of it,” joked Kaplan, 40.
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This Disappointed The actor then asked Caplan, “Did you forget to smoke our ass? I’ve never smoked. [before]”
“I know, I used to bring this out in people when I was younger. It’s terrible,” he joked in response.
Although the two were spotted spending time together in 2014, deadly attraction The actress put aside dating rumors in a conversation with PEOPLE that summer.
“He’s just one of my best friends,” she said on Showtime’s Emmy Eve Soiree in August 2014. “He is one of my closest friends.”
But even if there is a romantic bond between friends, Bad Girls The star was quick to state that she would keep it a secret. “I wouldn’t have told you anyway!” He talked about Marsden, who broke up with his wife of 11 years, Lisa Linde, in 2011.
new Show Fair Chat, Marsden said Caplan helped her through the divorce process. “I was getting divorced and he was one of my closest friends at the time,” she said.
The ex-spouses share a 22-year-old son, Jack, and a 17-year-old daughter, Mary, while Marsden has a 10-year-old son named William with Brazilian model Rose Costa.
Meanwhile, Caplan married Tom Riley in September 2017, a year after getting engaged. The duo welcomed son Alfie in 2021.
“My whole life is different from 15 years ago – all the big improvements”, Fleishman is in trouble The actress told PEOPLE last month. “While I appreciate that time, I am also very happy to be in this new chapter. [where] My priorities are set.”
“I have a baby, [am] married,” Kaplan continued. “That part of my life, the most important part of my life, was the most important part of the business in the past.”
“Aging and the shock and fear that come with it definitely have benefits,” he added.