Actress Sophia Bush has laughed off rumours she is dating Jake Gyllenhaal and AUSTIN NICHOLS - she insists they simply went hiking together.

The ONE TREE HILL star separated from her co-star husband Chad Michael Murray in September (05) after just five months of marriage and is enjoying being single.

But the 23-year-old is flattered by being linked to two such desirable stars.

She says, "If I have to be in the company of men, I'm glad it's those two."

She adds of her working relationship with Murray, "We're professionals. It's my job. It's not really a big deal.

"My life is really great. I can't begin to complain."