Hollywood beauty Nicole Kidman has rubbished reports she's struck up a romance with French billionaire FRANCOIS PINAULT.

Website PAGESIX.COM reported that the OSCAR-winning actress, 37, has begun dating 43-year-old Pinault, who owns PPR - parent company of GUCCI.

Kidman, a mother of ISABELLA and CONNOR, was recently linked to film producer Steve Bing, but has always been very secretive about her private life.

But her representative Catherine Olim denies the story, saying, "Don't be silly. She is not dating anyone."

01/06/2005 17:33