Ben Affleck has laughed off claims he and wife Jennifer Garner are sponsored by coffee giants Starbucks to drink its beverages whenever they are in public.

In recent months the expectant parents have barely been spotted without one of the firm's products - prompting speculation they had arranged a deal to promote the global brand.

But Affleck's publicist insists in the New York Daily News, "No contract with Starbucks. Maybe Ben likes Starbucks and is willing to ignore the morons who spend their life waiting to take the same photo every day of him drinking coffee."