Couple are just friends

Ryan Gosling has played down rumours he is dating Michelle Williams.

The pair sparked speculation of a real-life romance when snapped holding hands at the photocall for new movie Blue Valentine at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday.

But a rep for Ryan, 29, insists they are just friends.

‘He is cosy with everyone,’ the spokesperson tells People.

Ryan previously dated The Notebook co-star Rachel McAdams, 31.

Michelle, 29, split from director Spike Jonze in September 2009.

She is mum to Matilda, 4, with the late Heath Ledger

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