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It's all about love, not money

A couple that made headlines recently when they were pictured kissing amid a Canadian riot, has turned down offers of millions by celebrity agents.

world Updated: Jun 19, 2011 21:36 IST

A couple that made headlines recently when they were pictured kissing amid a Canadian riot, has turned down offers of millions by celebrity agents.

Scott Jones, a former Aquinas College student turned comedian, and his Canadian girlfriend Alexandra Thomas on Friday turned down the offer of flights to New York to appear on The Today Show and Good Morning America, reports News.com.au.

Celebrity agent Max Markson said the global exposure was worth a potential 10 million dollars, while public relations firm PPR Perth managing director Peter Harris said Mr Jones could have cashed in on the "advertising equivalent of millions of dollars".

"It's a 10 million dollars branding exercise. If you had something he could endorse, it would be amazing. It would be good if he drank Red Bull," Markson said.

But Mr Jones said he didn't want the "extra stress" and instead the couple will follow through with holiday flights booked for California on Sunday before continuing home in the coming months.

"It's just too much," Jones said in his only interview, with CBC News Canada on Saturday, of the talk show offers.

"We just don't need the extra stress. We are totally booked up for the next three weeks. We have everything planned, we can't change anything."

Ms Thomas added, "We're going on holiday. We've been looking forward to this for months. We're just going to go spend time together."