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Bradley Cooper: Date Jennifer Lawrence? I could be her father!

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Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper at the AFI Awards.

Yes, they played a couple in the Oscar-nominated "Silver Linings Playbook," but the romance was on-screen only. And Bradley Cooper isn't going for any of that May-December stuff. When asked by Entertainment Tonight at the Golden Globes if he was dating "Playbook" co-star Jennifer Lawrence, he had a clear answer.

"No no no no no," he told Nancy O'Dell of Entertainment Tonight. "Not even close. I mean, first of all, I could be her father."

He also told O'Dell, "We've done two movies together. If it didn't happen by now, it's not going to happen."

O'Dell later interviewed Lawrence, who attended the Globes despite a 100-degree fever, but was still able to laugh off the romance rumors. "Oh yes, we're in a relationship," she joked. "Apparently things are heating up."

She went on to agree with Cooper that the two weren't romantically inclined. "I concur," she said.

Cooper is 38, Lawrence 22. They also play a couple in the upcoming film "Serena," about a Depression-era timber baron and his wife who learn she can't have children. "Serena" is scheduled for release sometime this year.

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