When Us Weekly broke the news that Reedus and Kinney were indeed dating, hoards of fans went crazy on social media to celebrate the news. Sadly, a rep from Reedus’s side has stepped up and denied the news.
Just yesterday (17th June), sources close to the duo claimed that they were confirmed to be “seeing each other”. One source said:
She always called him the sweetest guy on the set. They had a connection early on in the show but the romance developed recently. They’re still pretty guarded about it
Another source added, “He was one of the first to support her at her concerts when she was still on the show.”
Kinney is also a singer-songwriter who performs at music gigs. Reedus appeared at one of her show in Decatur, Georgia, and was spotted by a few die-hard fans of “The Walking Dead”. Reedus’ 15-year-old son Mingus (from his former partner Helena Christensen) was also seen at the same show. Further speculations were sparked when it was found out that the duo still kept in touch through texts and appearances at fan conventions, even after the death of Kinney’s character, Beth Greene.
Reedus and “The Walking Dead” cast are now filming Season 6 of the zombie drama while Kinney is currently on tour with a “keepsake” from the set that was given by Reedus. She said, “I’m not as much of a collector as everyone else. (But) I have this turtle shell Norman gave me that I take everywhere.”
But Reedus’ rep and the actor himself dismissed the “confirmed news” as nothing more than baseless rumours. Reedus’ rep rejected the possibility with a very straightforward statement. He merely said, “We can confirm that they are not dating.”
Meanwhile, Reedus took on a less serious approach, as he tweeted:
new couple alert pic.twitter.com/M04I27vzirADVERTISEMENT
— norman reedus (@wwwbigbaldhead) June 17, 2015
Looks like our hopes of seeing an on-screen couple come to life have been dashed. We trust that fans of the duo are feeling as dejected as we are 🙁