Eva Longoria may be an executive producer on the new NBC reality dating show Ready for Love, but it's the star's own love life that's stealing the spotlight.
Earlier this week, the 38-year-old star shot down speculation that she's dating Miami Beach entrepreneur Ernesto Argüello, one of three bachelors featured on the show. But don't expect the rumor mill to stop churning anytime soon.
On Tuesday night, Longoria attended the viewing party for the show at a restaurant in Los Angeles, and celeb watchers kept an eye out for signs of anything that may hint at that rumored hookup.
Looks like fans will just have to keep sniffing for clues: By most accounts, the duo—who arrived at Beso restaurant together—kept things appropriately professional. (Well, she is technically his boss.)
"They looked happy," a source exclusively tells E! News. "They were not kissing or holding hands, but they did look cozy and were sitting next to each other."
Our source added that the two "seemed to have great chemistry and seemed to be sharing a lot of inside jokes" and that "they looked very cute together."
The twosome fired up rumors that they were an item after they were spotted on Sunday cruising around in her Bentley convertible in Los Angeles.
An eyewitness later told E! News that after their drive, Longoria and Argüello headed back to her place, where they spent the rest of the day together. We're also told that the 33-year-old bachelor often stays over at her home when he's in town.
Longoria, however, staunchly denied any insinuations that they were more than just friends.
"WHAT?! AGAIN? Sorry guys, still not dating @ernestoarguello Who are these 'sources'??" the actress-producer tweeted on Monday.
Longoria's rep also refuted any romantic speculation, telling E! News, "Eva is not dating Ernesto. She is friends with all of the guys and matchmakers from the show, but nothing further."
Hey, it wouldn't be a juicy dating show if there wasn't any intrigue, right?
—Reporting by Melanie Bromley
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