Revered U.S. TV personality Barbara Walters has dismissed rumours of a romance with actor Frank Langella, insisting they are old friends.
The pair sparked speculation they were a couple earlier this month (Dec09) after Walters and Langella were spotted together in Washington, D.C. for the Kennedy Center Honors.
But Walters, 80, has denied claims their relationship is more than platonic.
She tells the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, "Frank and I have been friends for many years and will continue to be friends for many years, but it's not a romance."
Frost/Nixon star Langella, 71, has previously dated Ghost actress Whoopi Goldberg, Walters' co-host on U.S. talk show The View.