Kevin Costner Shuts Down Jewel Dating Rumors: Our Friendship Is ‘Special To Me’

Kevin Costner is setting the record straight on his and Jewel’s relationship status. The Oscar winner cleared the air about rumors that he and the singer sparked a romantic connection earlier this year, revealing on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show that the pair’s connection is purely platonic. “No, Jewel and I are friends. We’ve never gone out ever,” Kevin said. However, the “Horizon” star and director noted that he and the songstress do have a bond that he hopes they can preserve despite the speculation. “She’s special, and I don’t want, I don’t want these rumors to ruin our friendship because that’s what we have. She’s special. I mean, she’s beautiful enough to go out with.”