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Jared Leto and June Squibb Playfully Announce They're a Couple on the 2014 Oscars Red Carpet!

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Jared Leto did the gentlemanly thing on the red carpet at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night by announcing that he and fellow nominee June Squibb are in fact a couple.

Okay, so not really, but he did playfully hit on the Nebraska actress during her interview with E!'s Ryan Seacrest!

After interrupting her as she was discussing her gorgeous green Tadashi Shoji dress (which was made for her and only arrived at her hotel hours ago!), Leto explained how he met the 84-year-old at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

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"Let's put the rumors to rest," he said. "We are indeed dating and it's great." Ugh, that Leto is just too charismatic for words!

He added, "I've been having fun. I hope she is, too."

Squibb quipped, "Our evening in Santa Barbara was great."

But back to the Dallas Buyers Club star, who was dressed in a white tuxedo jacket and perfectly tousled hair. (Seriously, Leto, we want your beachy waves).

"I have always loved that old-school vibe, and I never really ever wear suits," he explained of his bold choice to go for a white coat.

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"I kind of feel like it was a fun opportunity to do something old school and classic."

The actor also explained how thrilled he was to have his mother in attendance with him this evening.

"It's incredible. It's fun to share with my mom and brother, they're both here tonight," he told Seacrest.

"This is a woman who, against all odds, was able to make a better life for herself and for my brother and she taught us so much about creativity and hard work and about living dreams, so it's really fun to share this dream with her." 

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