Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has broken her silence on her reported romantic alliance with Sean Penn and clarified that she is not dating him.
The actress insists the romance story is "completely untrue" and she's appalled that the media has linked her to Penn, who recently split from his wife Robin Wright, reports imdb.com.
In a statement to US news show Extra, she said: "Sean Penn is a friend and colleague. The reports that we are romantically involved are completely untrue. I normally do not respond to rumours about my private life, however, this repeatedly fabricated story has forced me to do so."