Cindy Clark, USA TODAY
Cougar Town star Josh Hopkins appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, and DeGeneres was ready with some tough questions.
Such as getting the lowdown as to whether or not Hopkins is dating his Cougar Town co-star, Courteney Cox, whom Ellen called, "a friend of mine."
"Um, that is unfortunately just a rumor," replied Hopkins. "She will tell you, we are such good friends. I love her so much, that I would never ruin it by dating her. We've actually been on two vacations together."
Hopkins added that this news will be most distressing to one person in particular : his father. "My father in Kentucky, you know I'm 42 years old and have never been married nor even engaged," said Hopkins. "So my father wants this to be real so badly. So I feel bad even telling him. Sorry Dad..."