Jake Gyllenhaal reacts strongly to claim from reporter about his relationships with his co-stars

The Southpaw actor suggested a reporter 'check her facts'

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Jake Gyllenhaal has strongly dismissed claims he has had relationships with a number of his co-stars.

Gyllenhaal was promoting his new film Everest in Los Angeles earlier this week and, like many high profile male and female actors, soon found himself being probed about his private life.

The 34-year-old is often at the centre of tabloid speculation about relationships with his female co-stars and reportedly “bristled” at a suggestion made by a journalist from News.au that his work with female actresses had “on occasion parlayed to relationships off-screen as well”.

“No. I haven’t done that," he replied. "You should check your facts. There are obviously many extraordinary, charismatic and beautiful people in the business of entertainment and that’s inevitable. I am guilty of a number of things but that is not one of them.”

His Southpaw co-star Rachel McAdams was forced to deny the pair were in a relationship when she faced a similar line of questioning while promoting the film in July.

The exchange comes after Tom Hardy cut off a reporter from an LGBT news site who questioned his sexuality at the Toronto Film Festival. The journalist from the Canadian Daily Xtra site told the Legend actor his sexuality appeared “ambiguous” because of comments he reportedly made to Attitude magazine and asked if Hardy found it difficult for celebrities to talk to the media about their sexuality.

An incredulous Hardy responded: “What on earth are you on about?”