Hudson was photographed holding hands with Kives as they left New York's Up & Down club after attending the premiere of her new movie Rock the Kasbah

By Jodi Guglielmi
October 20, 2015 07:30 PM
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Nick who?

Kate Hudson raised eyebrows on Monday night when she was spotted getting cozy with her agent Michael Kives after a busy night of movie premieres and after parties.

Hudson was photographed holding hands with Kives as they left New York’s Up & Down club after attending the premiere of her new movie Rock the Kasbah. Hudson dazzled in a striped white and gold dress, while Kives kept his look more casual in jeans and a blue sports coat for the night.

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The actress, 36, was all smiles with the agent as they walked back to their car hand-in-hand. Once inside, they were seen getting even cozier as the two cuddled up next to each other, leaning their faces close together in a flirty exchange.

This isn’t the first time Hudson’s been seen getting close with her agent. Kives has been spotted holding the actress tight multiple times before. In August, they were seen emerging from a West Hollywood lounge once again holding hands. The same week, Kives seemed to be content with his hands around Hudson’s waist as they snapped a picture with friends after dinner.

“#GoinUpOnAWednesday #HumpDayDinner,” Hudson captioned the photo.

But it seems their flirty demeanor might be more of a friendly one after all. Kives told TMZ that despite their hand-holding, they are just “really close friends.”

“No, nothing’s happening,” he insisted when asked if their relationship extended beyond friendship.

Talk of a possible new relationship comes just days after Hudson was spotted out with Nick Jonas, with whom she has been romantically linked. The two ignited dating rumors after they enjoyed a day together at Disney World in September.

While neither have admitted to seeing each other, they have been spotted together numerous times, including just last week. Hudson was once again at the Up & Down nightclub, where Jonas, 23, was also hanging out.

However, a source close to Hudson told PEOPLE that it was “just a fling” and “definitely not anything serious.”

Even if that may be true, it doesn’t necessarily mean anything serious is going on with Kives either. The same source added that, “Kate’s mostly focusing on her boys and doesn’t want a serious relationship right now.”