Penelope Cruz has finally confessed she is dating actor MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY, insisting she has "nothing to hide".

The pair have been linked since Cruz split from Tom Cruise earlier this year (04) - but the SAHARA co-stars have refused to confirm or deny a romance.

Now Cruz, 30, admits she has "something" with McConaughey, revealing, "I have no problems in recognising I have something with Matthew, because there is nothing to hide.

"But it is something that I prefer not to talk about because it always ends up coming back against you."

Following her romance with Cruise, after meeting him on the set of VANILLA SKY, Cruz believes she is destined to date all her leading men, adding, "I don't know what it is that happens on sets.

"I was six years with a musician, and two with a always happens after making a film."

12/11/2004 13:55