Kylie Jenner and Jaden Smith on June 26 (AKM-GSI)
The teen twosome has been inseparable for the last six months, but has insisted their relationship is a platonic one. However, things seemed a little cozier than “just friends” on Wednesday night when they were photographed exiting a movie theater holding hands.
The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star, 15, had on some short shorts for her movie night with the 14-year-old "After Earth" actor in Calabasas, California. After watching a flick, the young Hollywood stars emerged from the theater hand in hand as they walked through the lobby to the exit. When they noticed photographers, they seemed to loosen their grip.
While hand holding may be considered minor on the PDA scale, it was a public display of affection nonetheless – and their first official one. Friends for several years, the kids have been spending a lot of time together over the last few months – including trips to London and New York, the latter of which included a silly shopping outing with Jaden wearing an Iron Man costume.
And while they're still so young, they've already become well versed at denying any type of romantic relationship to probing reporters (no doubt a skill inherited by their famous parents and siblings). In an interview with Ryan Seacrest in May, Jaden was asked if there was anything going with either Kylie or her sister Kendall, and he replied, "They’re just really good friends.”
In a subsequent interview with Wonderland magazine, he served up a similar line, but was quite complimentary about the youngest Jenner.
"She’s one of my best friends," he replied, adding that she's "pretty awesome.”
Well, it sure looks like a mutual admiration society!
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