Alexander Skarsgard & Ellen Page are ‘just friends,’ says People Mag’s source

You guys totally FREAKED OUT on yesterday’s Alexander Skarsgard-Ellen Page story. Alex and Ellen were photographed looking couple-y by their director (for The East) in San Francisco over the weekend, with Alex nuzzling and seemingly kissing Ellen’s head. I thought it was a sweet photo of two people who may or may not be boning, and if I had to put money on it, I would say that they probably are boning. My assessment did not go over very well as scores of Skarsloonies, Skarsexuals and Viking-obsessives came out of the woodwork to throw temper tantrums and hissy fits. Which made me laugh. Seriously, would be the worst thing in the world if Alex and Ellen were boning? What would it hurt, really? They seem like cool people, and they obviously like each other. What’s the BFD?

Well, People Magazine is trying to pander to all of the Skarsexuals and their source claims Ellen and Alex are “just friends”. Happy?

Some appearances – sweet as they may be – can be deceiving.

After a cozy photograph of Ellen Page and her The East costar Alexander Skarsgard made the rounds on social media over the weekend – Tweeted out by the film’s director, Zal Batmanglij, no less – speculation ramped up that the two were an item off-screen.
But, a source tells PEOPLE, the costars are just friends. And it isn’t even clear how long ago the picture was taken.

The actress, however, liked it enough to re-Tweet: the photo shows the two dressed in matching denim outfits with Skarsgard’s arm around Page, who seems to be lying in his lap. “Canadian tuxedo party,” she wrote, referencing their denim on denim ensembles.

Perhaps it’s all in good fun – or simply part of the promotional plan for the indie thriller, which has played at various film festivals and is in limited release in the U.S. currently.

Skarsgard and Page have indeed been spotted – seemingly on friendly terms – together at Los Angeles International Airport and on red carpets promoting their movie.

[From People]

So, now that People Mag has an unnamed source claiming they’re just friends, can everyone go home now? Well, here’s a thought: if they really were boning and they really weren’t expecting a director’s tweeted photo to go viral, isn’t this exactly how they would try to roll it back? Haha, I have no idea. I really don’t. There are conspiracy theories within conspiracy theories on this one. He’s gay, she’s gay, he only likes blondes, he only likes tall women, she’s blah blah blah. I don’t know. Whatever is going on, I hope the freakout continues. It’s funny as hell.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet and Twitter.

 

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  1. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Yay! Everyone can be nice to each other again :)

    • steph says:

      You think this will restore the peace? Never. I think the Viking lovers will just start posting “told you so”. And they will never accept him with anybody, although they will deny that to the end and claim that its just the specific girl who isnt right for their idol.

      • Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

        @Steph I “heard” you the first time ;) haha and I dunno, saw a few rude comments aimed at fellow commenters, there weren’t many, but there were a few. I’m so used to seeing mature, insightful commentary on celebitchy, even if it’s people with many contrasting views so seeing a few posters verbally attacking each other made me feel like I was on ONTD haha

    • steph says:

      You think this will restore the peace? Never. I think the Viking lovers will just start posting “told you so”. And they will never accept him with anybody, although they will deny that to the end and claim that its just the specific girl who isnt right for their idol.

  2. Lucy2 says:

    I was surprised by the amount of comments that post got! Some freak outs, but from a small percentage.
    I’m in the “i think they’re just friends but they are cute together” camp. Anything that gets us more pics of him is good by me. :)

    • gogoGorilla says:

      It was hilariously entertaining! I don’t usually keep revisiting threads like that, but I must have refreshed it 100 times. I couldn’t believe how emotionally invested some of the posters were in Skarsexuality, LOL.

      Also, Ellen Page is such a tiny thing, if she is really getting something something, I bet she is feeling it all the way up to her esophagus. You’ve got to give the girl props. Heh.

      • Barbidoll says:

        They do look awkward! Next to me though, he would look even yammier ….mmmm…hmmmm….

      • minime says:

        :D I have to ashamedly confess that I did the same with refreshing the page 100x yesterday. The loony vibe was at a point really intense…so let me pick my popcorns and let the looniness begin!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Totally. Before yesterday’s post, I couldn’t GAF about these two but after that massive Twi-hardesque meltdown I DEFINITELY want them to be together. People were losing their sh*t..haha

        That was an epic 200+ comment post for sure.

      • Chordy says:

        Ok so I’m not the only one. I was refreshing all over the place to see who could top whose crazy, and I was not let down. Not once.

      • bluhare says:

        Me too!! And I don’t even like Skarsgard; but 200+ posts made me check in and it was one of the most epic threads ever, right up there with that Goop one a couple of weeks ago.

      • gogoGorilla says:

        You know, the dynamics on this site are very interesting. I read celebrity gossip during the day because it is far less depressing than the regular news (which is filled with awful abuse and death stories, plus assorted extreme political positions that make me want to poke my eyes out). I really like CB because the site is easy to read and navigate, but mostly because many of the regular posters are quite educated and the posts contain historical and cultural references that can be seriously hilarious in context.

        However, sometimes I think things really get out of control. People get so invested in celebrities and so angry at anyone who has a differing opinion (I mean, seriously, how boring would it be if every post was a +169?). In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been accused of being obsessed with celebrity plastic surgery because I commented on a couple of jacked-face threads on the same day, prejudiced and ignorant because I said that English comes with a set of rules, and stupid because I did not agree with someone’s opinion of some reality star’s sexuality. So, sometimes I wonder if the regular news might actually be a more depressing but easier choice, LOL.

      • Irishae says:

        @gogoGorilla

        Very well said. I think twice sometimes before commenting on certain threads here (as I do for regular news sites as well). Lessons learned.

      • Lucinda says:

        I was shocked by the response yesterday. I’m glad I’m not the only one surprised. I’m with you kitten…now I definitely want these two together. lol

    • Reece says:

      I saw the number of comments this morning and avoided it.
      Clearly I need to get a sandwich and drink and spend some time reading. HA

    • Miss M says:

      @Lucy2: I said the same yesterday-”they are cute together, but I think they are friends”…

      I couldn’t believe how many people were freaking out over this photo. Hahahaha.

      It was an epic meltdown!

  3. Anna says:

    This is interesting from a PR standpoint. If the denial is coming from People – however indirect the statement – then it’s likely at the behest of one of their (Skars/Page) camps. Meaning they see these rumors as somehow unwelcome and damaging despite an obviously close bond. The question is, WHY?

    • Lucy2 says:

      I don’t know about damaging. Ellen actually got threats from some lunatic a while back over this, so it might be to try to stop any of that kind of stuff before it starts again. Who knows.

      • vegan says:

        That is another thing you were getting dead threats but yet this Sundance, texas you tweet pics of you both touchy feely and LA premiere and now last weekend of you guys are all over each other for the entire world to see. Weird! That is not the behavior of someone fearful of threats. The people statement is I am guessing Alex doesn’t want it to look like they are dating because you know summer is coming up got to be free for that. lol

      • Anna says:

        @vegan –

        not sure that the kind of women Alex picks up at bars will really care about his ‘official’ relationship status

    • marie says:

      good question.. one of them in a relationship? or maybe they’re both so low key it freaked them out? or maybe the director did it as a “joke” to see how people would take it? (this one seems ridiculous though)

    • Liv says:

      They planted this story! Their director published the picture. Totally PR move. Now their publicists talk to People to cool it down, but don’t tell me that they didn’t initiate it!

      • Sara says:

        No they didnt. Neither of them are like that. Nor is the director. He posted a cute picture of his friends hanging out and crazy people on the Internet ran with it.

      • Liv says:

        Do you really think they had no idea what would happen when they post a picture like this? He was with the famewhore No. 1 Kate Bosworth! They knew exactly what would happen!

      • FLORC says:

        Sara

        The post had the film’s hash tag. It was mild PR at the very, very least. They look like regular college theatre geeks. Always snuggling, never boning. As far as neither of them being like that… I guess. People can change though. These photos seem more to spike interest in the movie. Things seem too awkward for some reason.

        Page never struck me as a crazy talented actress. I don’t get the hype about her. I hate it when i’m watching a film and I can see them trying to act rather than getting lost in their performance.
        Skars looked different in past relationships. Not as to catch a predator-ish. If they’re a couple they seem boring and harmless.

        LAst bit of my run on thoughts… I think the uproar from the thread yesterday was over this beloved site endorsing they were a couple. The site is pretty good about insight and patterns, history and such, but dropped the ball to think these pics are more to say they might be a couple. All together though. This is seems dull.

  4. Joiq says:

    Ellen Page is my sort of short girl icon. Being a fellow short woman ( she may even have an inch over me) I’d love if she and Alex were hooking up. I’m tired of all the tall leggy women getting love (no offense to the tlw community). So to Ellen Page, I say climb that mountain!

  5. marie says:

    I have no problem with said boning, all I asked for was a sex tape.. is that too much to ask? I actually think they’re cute together, and I’d rather him with someone like her thank another Bosworth (booo!)

  6. Launicaangelina says:

    The response to yesterday’s story was crazy! I didn’t chime in with all the hoopla. I like them together and think it’d be great if they were a couple. I guess what turned me off yesterday is how sure everyone is about their opinion. It’s ridiculous that most of the commenters are so sure about Alex’ and Ellen’s sexuality, as if they personally knew them. Also, there seemed to be a large dose of venom in the comments. Chill everyone.

  7. vegan says:

    Ellen retweet the photo too, so in saying that they wanted it known it wasn’t a secret or a cover up Ellen also tweet pics from texas festival too and in that he was also very touchy feely. But the dude is just way too super friendly with both sex

  8. Eleonor says:

    For the record: I’m short, I am brunette, so when you’re done with Ellen I AM HERE Vikingdong.

  9. littlemissnaughty says:

    Oh Lord. Freak out? Sure, if that was a freak out, what are we going to call the day everyone found out about Bosworth? That was a freak out. Anyway.
    I don’t know who’s gay here and I don’t care. But honestly, as if THOSE two would put this sh*t on Twitter. They would hide it like the privacy-obsessed people the are. Not tweet and deny. They’re not Leann Rimes.

    • CC says:

      You mean the “I’m single” crap followed by reports of them together, and the coachella/post coachella pics? I remember that… I was a huge fan back then, and I couldn’t get why that one.

      I’ve matured since, and since he’s bound to have an official GF eventually, might as well be one that I can respect. I’m not a superfan any longer, so that might explain why cooler heads prevail now, as far as I’m concerned.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Those were glorious times, the bullsh*t was piled so high, I was entertained for the duration of that relationship. I miss them so much. :-D Meltdowns left, right, and center! It was the best.
        But yeah, compared to that, whatever happened yesterday was so tame and boring. I’m still rolling my eyes though. Twitter. As if. They’re f*cking with us and it’s kinda funny.

      • cr says:

        @littlemissnaughty: The reaction in fall 2010 when fans thought they’d broken up and they showed up together at the concert or the pub or wherever and the comments on some of the gossip sites was just a little bit over the top. But highly entertaining in a demented sort of way.
        I’m also sort of in the camp that Zal wasn’t so much famewhoring as playing with everyone.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I don’t even remember that, I kinda threw up my hands and backed away slowly around early 2010, after the Globes stupidity and then the Coachella blowup. I stopped checking any sort of fan forum, although it’s not like I was even that invested. But the crazy got out of hand. THIS is nothing compared to that.
        But their paparazzi extravaganzas gave me such joy. His grumpy demeanor, her hustle and game … glorious times indeed.

  10. pretty says:

    their desperate attempt to stir some publicity by pretending to be a couple is pathetic although they look reallllly adorable together. he’s so tall! and she looks like a doll.

    i guess it’s not even the two of them that are at fault. that fame whoring director of them posted that picture on twitter so.. ugh

  11. serena says:

    I believe the rumors that she is bisexual, but I also believe she is hitting the Skarsdong. So what? They look perfect together, so so cute.

  12. Diana says:

    They are cute together, whether that “together” means as friends or something else. I don’t get it — are people really upset over him and Ellen Page, because it upsets their viking fantasies? LOL.

  13. smee says:

    I have no idea – but I will say that she is expressionless-with-a-side-order-of-uncomfortable-looking in these photos.

  14. Jenna says:

    I don’t think it’s the insinuation that they’re boning, which if they are/were more power to Ellen (seriously you go girl), I think it was the insinuation of: “OMG LOOK AT THIS PICTURE! THEY ARE TOTALLY TOGETHER AS BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND. IT IS PROOF B/C IT WAS POSTED ON THE TWITTER”. I think that was the insinuation that made people roll their eyes. Now if there were some candids then denial ala la Bosworth (Come on, son!) I’d say they were moving into that territory.

  15. Devon says:

    If they are, they both could do a heck do a lot worse ;-) ! I like these two together but from their past behaviour when in relationships, there’s no way they’d be this public about it. I think they’re just friends but I’d be down if they were more!

  16. grabbyhands says:

    I reject the idea that if you didn’t think that they’re a couple then you’re just in denial because you’re a jealous fangirl that doesn’t want to see him with anyone.

    The reality is that the pictures fly in the face of how he has behaved in past relationships/ hookups, how HE says he treats relationships (privately) and how it perfectly reflects how he says he is with close friends-super affectionate and touchy feely.

    I think it would be great to see him with someone he really liked and wanted to be with (sadly, my dream that he will end up with Kristin Bauer will never happen)but when he does get super serious with someone, the fans will be the last to know and the only pictures we’ll see are the grainy telephoto type.

    • Isabel says:

      YES! Skars and the lovely mrs.Bauer van Straten!
      I have the same fangirl-fantasy, they are adorable together and Kristin seems such a sweetheart. When I see her in interviews I just wanna hug her (ok, that sounds obsessive haha).

      Think they would fight over the extreme vegan/extreme meat eater thing though..

      But we can still hope, hihi!

  17. Micki says:

    I’ve just finished reading their post from yesterday.
    Jesus! If I ever, ever get so gaga over an actor I’ll buy a dildo.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      That’s the thing…I’m a fan of certain actors (um, Hardy?) and sure I have a rather passive/benign interest in who they’re dating but to get straight-up outraged over it…?

      That is just………very very odd.
      Before yesterday, I never realized the Skars fanbase was so scary.

      • Lettie says:

        I didn’t realize trying to correct a gossip website on their totally false story makes a fan scary?

      • Micki says:

        Me neither Kitten. I’m with you about the passive interest- that’s my interest in Cumbarbatch. I saw him last week in “Parade’s End ”
        I’m a sucker for British period dramas and he was good in it. But to loose my sh*t over him…On other note- I have to correct myself I started watching it first place because I saw Rufus Sewell.
        Ashamed to admit- I lost my sh*t…

      • Micki says:

        @Lettie: depends on the tone of the correction. None of the bloggers have had a problem to say “my bad, here’s what’s official”. And they do it during the discussion.
        I think some people just went overboard.

      • Jackie says:

        @Lettie – it’s not your job to ‘correct’ a gossip site unless you know them personally. Only Alex and Ellen or their spokespeople can do that and they did through PEOPLE magazine.

        What happened here yesterday was borderline Twihard rage.

      • minime says:

        @Lettie

        As far as it goes for what is true or false, we are all in the same boat since none of us is under their bed to confirm or deny it. We’re all just expressing an opinion here, most of the times in more a comic than a serious way. Being all worked up over the thought that two distant celebrities can or not be together is creepy.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @Micki-Rufus Sewell! The eyes alone…

        *le sigh*

        @Minime and Jackie-Exactly. When it transcends mere speculation and turns into fans speaking in absolutes and personalizing the private lives of strangers… that weirds me out.

      • Micki says:

        @:Kitten:
        You opened an endless topic- the eyes!
        I still go for the eyes because nowadays most actors provide better than average butt and obligatory sixpack.
        So out of curiosity: whose eyes do it for you?

      • bluhare says:

        Lettie, you do realize you’re making their point for them don’t you?

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @Micki-
        Ever since I was a kid I was obsessed with guys with dark hair, light eyes and dark lashes (me and probably every other girl on the planet ;) ). Just such a deadly combo..

        So for awesome light eyes: Cilian Murphy, Jared Leto (douche factor notwithstanding), Michael Ealy, Jensen Ackles, Rob Lowe and Budget Rob Lowe (Ian Somerhalder) James Spader, Ian McShane, Terrence Howard, Daniel Day Lewis, Gary Dourdan…there are more…and I love big brown eyes too but that’s a whole other list :D

      • Micki says:

        @Hi, Kitten, I’m having my late night drink (11pm)reading about eyes.My ex was the combo you describe.I like it a lot too. But my first ever combination is green eyes+red/brown hair. I’ve met a scot matching the description and had a monstrous crush on him.
        From your list I like Cilian Murphy, Jensen Ackles, Rob Lowe James Spader, Terrence Howard, Daniel Day Lewis. To add to the older generation I like Ed Harris and my forever dong Tywin Lannister. I love Charles Dance ever since Jewel In The Crown.
        About the dark eyey- another time but from the top of my head- James Mason and Art Malik

        Now I can go to bed, my head is full of sexy eyes.

    • Shannon1972 says:

      Maybe because I never really knew anything about him, I didn’t really see the venom yesterday. At least it didn’t look like Kristen or leann level outrage. Then again, you’d have to be living under a rock to not know about those two.
      I really like Ellen Page, and I must be one of the few who had no idea she is (or is thought to be) a lesbian. But I have to admit that I gave the story the side eye only because it seemed to come out of nowhere, and the story said they had a film to promote. And it came from the Daily Mail, which I have learned from the Brits here, is utter trash.

      I just thought that the “romancing her hat” image was very funny.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      @Micki, LOL! But I think it has to be an OFFICIAL SKARSRABBIT.

      This is so funny to me. I had no idea his fans were so… intense.

  18. Leah says:

    Kaiser! It was incredibly funny but it didnt seem like it was just alex fans freaking out. It seemed like there were a lot of gay people freaking out too. I think everyone (especially gay people) thinks Ellen is gay and that she is sort of like the Jodie Foster of our generation.

  19. Rabia says:

    Oh, I’d thought that Page was gay. As in, out.

    It’s most likely just PR for their little film and the denial just makes it more of a story.

    They’re not a visually pleasing couple.

  20. Ashling says:

    I like pictures of him being hansy with his friends. I think the pics of them are cute. Unfortunately, there are no finger in the ear photos yet. Maybe that’s just for his guy friends.

  21. kim says:

    In this day and age of obvious PR relationships and beards calling out celebs is totally valid.

  22. kim says:

    In this day and age of obvious PR relationships calling out celebs is totally valid.

  23. polkasox says:

    I remember when I was “just friends” & we looked like this – we were dating about 2 seconds later.

  24. Ginger says:

    Take a deep breath and calm down. They are only friends.

    Skarsexual still makes me laugh.

  25. lori says:

    I’m kinda disappointed for him…..She seems so sweet, and he’s just a big ol’ puppy.

  26. BR says:

    The reason we got the People “just friends” is it opened up a whole bag of “I thought she was a lesbian” talk that Ellen wants to avoid.

  27. melior says:

    Yesterday’s meltdown took some ridiculous proportions if you ask me. The only comparable one was on the Fassbander post. I hope we can go back to the funny, detached, culturally informative and entertaining tone we usually find on this site. Celebitches you’re better than THAT!

  28. Ginger says:

    I thought they were papped at the airport in the exact same outfits so there is a timeline of when the photo was taken? I could care less if they are together personally.

  29. Original A says:

    Hm. I’ve always thought Ellen was bi, because she did date Ben Foster in addition to Clea. Alex may be snuggly with his co-workers, but not as snuggly as he is with Ellen. The East did really well in limited release, so I don’t buy PR. A couple of theories. One, they are together but they don’t want it out there because if they break up it will cause speculation about bearding. Two, there are friends with benefits. Three, they are just friends and didn’t think people would go so nuts over this photo.

  30. Nerd Alert says:

    Everyone needs to shut up and start planning their True Blood Premiere party. I’m getting Viking wine and making blood-themed appies.

  31. littlemissnaughty says:

    Oh absolutely. I don’t even remember specific times during those … what, 1.5 – 2 years? Who knows. I remember the sh*tfit after the Globes and Coachella 2010. I stopped checking any sort of forum then, even though I was doing it only sporadically anyway. It was entertaining and then it was cray cray. But their paparazzi extravaganza was still entertaining. The woman’s hustle and game were glorious.

  32. diva says:

    I don’t know much about either of these people but she looks like she could be his child. Maybe it’s the height thing.

  33. I Choose Me says:

    Hm, wonder how many comments this article will generate. I still think they’re just friends but now I kinda want them to get together.

  34. Emily C. says:

    I think they participate in the same orgies. At least that’s what I’d do in their position.

    P.S. “Only friends” can have sex too :D

  35. Ashling says:

    The questions that need answering are: Does Ellen swing on his arms like Onata did during the What Masie Knew shooting? Does Alex hold Ellen one armed on his hip when crossing a busy intersection?

  36. Strawberry says:

    I love Ellen but girl got some serious forearm hair going on in that next to last pic ;) Seriously though, if they are banging I am totally down with that, I’m a huge Skars fan and he has done a lot worse in the past, anyone is a step up compaired to Bonesworth!

  37. KGG says:

    IMO, if they are boning, that’s just creepy. She’s like a child compared to him. Ew. Go bone someone your own age, Pedogard.

  38. KC says:

    IMHO I think the freak out was generated by the way the writing on Celebitchy has changed over the past year or so. It used to be fairly level headed and witty. Random speculations might be reported, but they weren’t taken as a certainty, more of an eye roll or a shrug. This past year random speculations (e.g., the DM saying it’s true so it must be! Oh those two celebrities of the opposite sex were maybe possibly seen together they MUST BE dating!!!) have been treated as proven fact. That type of writing sets a tone that seeps into the comments. If the writer is going to assume that their random speculations are true, then the commentators are going to assume that theirs are as well.