Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has finally put speculation to rest about her reported romance with MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY - by insisting she's single.

Cruz was reported to have been dating McConaughey - with whom she's been shooting the movie SAHARA in Morocco - shortly after her relationship with TOM CRUISE ended in January (04), but she insists it's all false.

She tells American TV show ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, "I'm not dating anybody right now. I have a work relationship.

"Every time I'm not in a relationship or after a relationship, like the one I had for almost three years, it's like, '(Who) is it gonna be next time?' I don't like that part of it."

19/05/2004 01:41