Sure, he may have paid – but Cougar Town star Josh Hopkins says his recent dinner with Jennifer Aniston was just a friendly meal.
“No, no, we’re just friends – just friends having dinner,” Hopkins told PEOPLE on Sunday at Nautica Malibu Triathlon. “There’s a lot of friends I’d less rather go to dinner with,” he added, laughing.
Still, Hopkins, 40, insisted on picking up the tab. “Well I’m a southern gentleman,” he said, “so I had to do that.”