You gotta love the tabloids. They’re always trying to romantically link celebrities who are spotted out and about together. The latest victims of the rumor mill are Sam Smith and Russell Tovey.
According UK’s Mirror, Sam was “cozying up” to Russell this past weekend during a music festival in London’s Hyde Park. The publication goes on to state “the two chums were getting on like a house on fire backstage,” which must be some sort of British euphemism for flirting.
Alas, the speculation is just that — speculation. The Mirror also reported that Russell already has a boyfriend so nothing is going on between Smith and Tovey.
The tabloid quotes an anonymous source as saying, “‘Sam and Russell know each other through the party scene, but Russell is smitten with his new man so there isn’t room for romance.’”
The non-existent love connection is also pretty evident from the photo that accompanied the story. The group shot of Russell and Sam hanging out with British TV personality Lizzie Cundy and Dancing With the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli was taken Sunday night and posted on Cundy’s Instagram account. A picture is worth a thousand words and there is nothing that even remotely suggests there is an attraction between the crooner and the actor.
It looks like we’ll have to put down the fire extinguishers since the alleged house on fire doesn’t even appear to be generating any sparks. If two “chums” who happen to be gay are having a good time in public, it doesn’t mean they are hot for one another.