Lizzy Caplan Dating James Marsden? Actress Addresses Romance Rumors

Is Lizzy Caplan dating her Bachelorette co-star James Marsden? This couple is a little unexpected, but then again, they aren’t hot on the paparazzi trail, so they’ve been under the radar for some time.

That said, it looks like this is just one of those pesky rumors — at least, that’s what Lizzy Caplan is saying right now. People Magazine caught up with the Masters of Sex Emmy nominee at Showtime’s Emmy Eve party Sunday and asked about her out-and-about sightings with James Marsden.

“He’s just one of my best friends. He’s one of my dearest friends,” said Caplan. Although the actress denies there was any truth to the romance rumors, she did give out the line to People that she wouldn’t exactly tell them if things were cooking between the two. In the next breath, she says, “I wouldn’t tell you anyway!”

If anything is for certain, it’s that both are single. James Marsden split from his wife of over a decade back in 2011. Additionally, it looks like things have cooled between Marsden and his girlfriend, who gave birth to their child, William Luca Costa-Marsden. The mother, Brazilian model Rose Costa, was dating Marsden for a few months when she became pregnant.

As for Lizzy Caplan, she dated actor and Friends star Matthew Perry for six years before calling it quits in 2012. At the time, the split came as a shock, but the fact that it was so under wraps isn’t too surprising. During an interview with UK’s Independent, the Masters of Sex star said that she enjoys her anonymity.

“I can stand right next to paparazzi, and I do that sometimes. I’m close with people who are far more famous, and they know how to avoid attention.”


As for her future, when conversation turned to balancing the need to be a mother with the need to work, she turned to her character on Showtime’s Masters of Sex to explain how her personal life compares.

During an interview with Rolling Stone, she said:

“I still have this idealized version where maybe I’ll get to be both simultaneously. That’s the goal right now. But she tailor-made her own life, picking and choosing from each category what she wanted. That was difficult for a woman in the 1950s. That’s how I want to live my life. It’s an act of bravery for women now who choose not to get married, who can have babies on their own and pursue their careers first.”

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