Ever since they were spotted together at Mary J. Blige’s after-party for the Golden Globes, fellow Texans Jamie Foxx and Eva Longoria have sparked romantic rumors, despite her link to San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker.
Foxx, 38, is saying don’t believe what anybody saw – which reportedly was a lot of hugging and hand-holding between him and the Desperate Housewives star, 30, who also happens to appear in the video for his Unpredictable hit single.
“I told Tony I would look after her,” Foxx told reporters during a conference call Monday, to promote his Wednesday NBC music special Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable.
Pressed if he had a date for this year’s March 5 Academy Awards, Foxx replied: “I don’t know yet – trying to find somebody.” (As last year’s Best Actor winner for Ray, Foxx has been tapped to present this year’s Oscar to the Best Actress.)
Prior to Oscar night, Foxx has a date for the Feb. 8 Grammys: the multi-nominated Kanye West. The two will team up for a medley that includes Record of the Year nominee “Gold Digger,” MTV News reports.
Foxx also is in the running for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his version of Luther Vandross’s “Creepin’,” from the compilation So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross. Foxx is up against John Legend (“Ordinary People”), Mario (“Let Me Love You”), Usher (“Superstar”) and Stevie Wonder (“So What the Fuss”).