Josh Hopkins denies dating Jennifer Aniston

New York: Actor Josh Hopkins has laughed off reports that he is dating actress Jennifer Aniston insisting they are just friends.

"No, no, we`re just friends - just friends having dinner," quoted Hopkins as saying.

Rumours started off after the two were spotted enjoying dinner together at Madeo in Beverly Hills.

Hopkins, who says he`s single, worked with Aniston during her recent stint on "Cougar Town" and although they had met before, Hopkins is still in awe of the dynamic between her and co-star Courteney Cox.

"They are both such iconic TV figures and actors. Any time I see them (together) ... all the Friends stuff showers over (you) - and they act so well together," he said.

He added: "They are like best friends so (filming) was such a joy and I know they were having so much fun."