"Me and Shailene have a really platonic relationship," the 21-year-old actor said

By Jacqueline Andriakos
Updated March 16, 2015 08:10 PM
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He once played her on-screen love interest, but Ansel Elgort insists that his relationship with costar Shailene Woodley is strictly platonic.

The Fault in Our Stars actor recently opened up about his friendship with his Insurgent costar, 23. And it turns out, playing brother and sister in the Divergent series is a much better fit for the duo.

“Me and Shailene [Woodley] have a really platonic relationship. I’ve never once wanted her sexually, which is nice,” the 21-year-old revealed in the April cover story of Seventeen.

He may not have found that spark with his pal Woodley, but the self-proclaimed romantic does believe that friendship is a relationship necessity.

“For me, if a person is someone I’m attracted to, and she’s my best friend, hopefully we’re dating,” he told the magazine.

The actor, who has been linked to his high school sweetheart Violetta Komyshan, also isn’t shy about spoiling the leading ladies in his life – including Mama Elgort.

“I like to buy girls shoes and jewelry. I buy stupidly expensive shoes,” he said. “I got Louboutins for my mom and my girlfriend before.”

When he’s not busy shopping for expensive footwear for the women in his life, Elgort is busy trying to break into the music scene (he already has an alter-ego as EDM producer/DJ Ansolo), and you’d never guess who he’s dying to work with.

“This is sort of not expected, but I would love to produce a record for Missy Elliott,” the actor told GQ on Monday.

“It would be totally different, but she makes party music. ‘Lose Control’ was my favorite song when I was in 5th or 6th grade. I used to dance around to that sh– all the time. It actually was like an inside joke on one of my movie sets, because we played it all the time,” he added.