Billy Bob Denies Affair

19 Oct 2008

Actor denies involvement in Duchovny love-split

BILLY BOB THORNTON has hit back at reports suggesting he's to blame for the breakdown of TEA LEONI's marriage to DAVID DUCHOVNY - insisting he and the actress are just pals.

The pair became close while shooting their new movie Manure, leading Internet gossips to link them romantically when news of Duchovny and Leoni's split hit the headlines on Wednesday.

But Thornton, who was recently described by Leoni as "maybe my new favourite person in the world", refutes rumours that his relationship with the actress is anything more than platonic.

A representative for the star says, "Billy and Tea are friends."