Truebies can breathe easy now — Alexander Skarsgard is officially on the market, though it seems like he was never off it in the first place. Though rumors have swirled for more than a year that he is dating The East co-star Ellen Page, he recently quashed ‘em, revealing they are definitely not together.

While their canoodling Twitter photo would imply otherwise, the True Blood star told OK! Magazine’s German edition that they’re just pals. "Ellen and I are friends," he said, jokingly adding, “If I was really dating every woman I've been linked to, I would never be out of bed!"

Well, that image will be engrained in our minds forever. (Not that we’re complaining.) It seems that it isn’t anything against Ellen, though — Alex added that it’s difficult dating actresses.

"Besides; dating actresses is hard," he continued. "They usually don't have time for things like that. When they do have time, then it's me who's standing in front of a camera somewhere else. Also, I don't treat a new film set as an opportunity to score some dates!"

For the typically-private actor, this chat seems a bit candid, though considering his most recent serious relationship was with actress Kate Bosworth (they were together for two years and split in 2011), we understand his hesitation to date someone in the industry again.

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Source: OK! Magazine, German edition (via Film News)