Benedict Cumberbatch denies dating Liv Tyler, but it could still be happening

Fatwa canceled! After we saw the strange and mysterious photos of Benedict Cumberbatch and Liv Tyler yesterday, some of the hardcore Cumberbatch-obsessed (I’m including myself) were all, “OMG, Cumby needs to step away from Liv! NOW.” Well, Liv’s people still haven’t said anything about the outing, but Cumberbatch’s people got right on it, and they denied that Benedict is dating Liv. But there are some new wrinkles, in my opinion. It seems that Liv and Benedict were also hanging out together over the weekend. Ugh.

While Liv Tyler appeared to be enjoying her own company on Wednesday night, the evening out came after she was spotted with Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch on Tuesday night. The actress and 36-year-old Benedict were spotted together at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.

The pair appeared sheepish after they were spotted by photographers during their film night together. They were also spotted together at an Emmy party on Sunday night.

However, a representative for the actor told MailOnline: ‘They are not dating.’

Tyler and Cumberbatch are believed to be starring together in a big screen adaptation of Scott Organ’s play Phoenix, which focuses on a one night stand between two people. And they are sure to have compared Tolkien screen tales after she starred in The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, while Benedict Cumberbatch is in the forthcoming Hobbit movies.

Cumberbatch has previously spoken out about his dating struggles – saying: ‘I’m not confident in social situations, just going up to someone in a bar and saying ‘‘Hi’’ is going to be even more difficult because they won’t know the real me.’

The actor’s decade long romance with actress Olivia Poulet, and he has been linked with several beauties lately – including Russian model Katia Elizarova. Tyler was previously married to Royston Langdon – the father of her son Milo. She also had a three-year relationship with Gladiator star Joaquin Phoenix.

[From The Mail]

I always forget that Liv was with Joaquin for several years. As for the theories behind Benedict and Liv’s friendship… maybe they are going to work together at some point. Maybe it’s just a Tolkien thing. But two sightings, one at an Emmy party and one where they went to the movies together… it doesn’t feel like work…? It feels like the beginning of something. I’m not sure why Cumby sent his people out there to deny it. He could have gotten away with a “no comment” very easily.

PS… Styling question beyond the shoes… does Cumby only have one navy polo?

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Eve says:

    Sexy motherf*cker. I know he’s a bitch but I’d f*ck the bitcheness right out of him.

    Plus, if we’re ever in a “Bitch Off”, I’d win. Take that, you creepy-looking-mofo-I’d-ride-till-there’s-no-tomorrow.

  2. insomniac says:

    I really like the idea of them together the more I think about it, so that means it’s totally not true. Sigh.

  3. francesca1 says:

    This is harsh, but I detest his face.

  4. Would Vincet Cassel Wear This? says:

    Dating no. Boning yes.

  5. Eve says:

    For all the posters that will eventually show up here to say he looks like an alien…we (the ones that have been Cumberbatch’d) already know that:

    However, depending on the angle, depending on the light, he can look quite good, non?

  6. Dee Cee says:

    Jerk.., he should be so fortunate she would consider dating him..

  7. Katyusha says:

    Gah! I don’t get the attraction to him; he looks like he kills people.

  8. T.C. says:

    If he denied it then it’s not happening. I like the idea of them together.

  9. Mira says:

    Liv and Joaquin dated for three years. They continue to be friends. He did a PSA with the annoying Miley Cyrus and Liv for the NGO TWLOHA. Joaquin is dating Heather Christie now. Bummer :(

    I like the idea of Liv and Cumberbatch together. Liv forever!

  10. perez says:

    i hope they’re not dating and this isn’t the beginning of something. he’s been linked to so many women but we never saw him taking one of them to an actual date like to the movies or something

  11. MissMary says:

    He’s pretty up front when he’s dating someone. If he’s denying it, it’s a no go. Besides, she’s got a LTR w/Theo Wenner. He was also spotted w/Martin Freeman, Zachary Quinto, Mindy Kaling, Mark Ausiello… Where are those rumors, lol? Besides, two actors, seen together at a post emmy party? That’s not the start of something. That’s networking.

  12. alison8701 says:

    According to some people on tumblr, Cumby’s ACTUAL girlfriend was there, but the daily mail just cut her out of the photos in favor of pairing off the two famous people.

    • MissMary says:

      He’s been really vocal about being single and just seeing what’s what and “who he is” since the break up with Olivia and then with Anna so I doubt his ‘real gf’ was there, despite what tumblr says. Besides, like other people have mentioned, he’s really obvious when he has a gf and will be photographed with her (holding hands, etc). the blonde lady they cut out of the pap pics was a bystander, by all accounts I’ve read.

      • Alice says:

        Isn’t it possible he was just public about dating people before he got so famous? And/or it’s too early in the relationship to go public? (I’m not talking about Liv, and I’m not on tumblr, so I don’t know what they’re saying about the bystander, but I can totally picture that being the Russian model next to him.)
        Still, it’s none of my business, and I’m starting to realize that I only care when I’m tired and procrastinating…

  13. Alice says:

    If it was a date, good for them both for being confident enough to not remotely dress up for it. (They’re both dressed like they’re about to help a pal do yardwork or clean out a garage…)