Academy Award-nominated actor Jeremy
Renner has bushed off rumors he's in a romantic relationship with
best friend Kristoffer Winters.
The 40-year-old Renner's roles in the
2009 war thriller The Hurt Locker and the 2010 crime film The
Town won him wide praise and multiple award nominations.
In an interview with men's glossy
Renner said he and Winters are just good friends.
“It's not surprising that in Renner's
dating vacuum, the worst bottom-feeding websites have suggested
there's something more to his relationship with his pal and sometime
housemate Winters,” the magazine wrote. “The unwanted attention
nauseates him, even as he understands its causes.”
“I don't pay attention to that
horseshit. Build 'em up to bring 'em down?” Renner said of
celebrity culture. “I'm not going on that train, my son. I'm not
going on that train. I'll walk. I'll take a bike. I'd rather just
not be popular.”
He added that he doesn't date because
acting comes first.
“I never dated, because I couldn't
afford to date. … The sacrifices I made in personal relationships
had the biggest effect on my life. Even now, any woman would take a
No. 2 seat to my job.”