Since cozying up at an Emmys party in September, Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere have dodged rumors that they are dating.Two months later, the duo some call “Halo” are still close, hanging together at Wednesday’s Race in the Fight Against Epilepsy fundraiser, in Calabasas, Calif. But could these Heroes be a couple? When asked about the reports of romance, Ventimiglia, 30, chuckled then paused. After a few seconds, he answered, “She and I are close friends. It’s only natural that people are going to couple us together.”
The actor and Panettiere, 18, hung together outside the bash while awaiting their fellow Heroes costars. And although they spoke closely in a shadowy corner, they remained strictly hands-off. (Once inside, the two were ushered into a private VIP room.)
First of all, Milo has that weird Sylvester Stallone/Popeye mouth thing going, where he kind of talks out of one side of his mouth. Then there is the whole, HE’S 30 THING! Don’t get me wrong, I am not much older than Hayden and get the whole sexy-older-guy think – but 30 is a pretty big step. This poses the question, how old is too old?