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Martin Short denies Meryl Streep romance, saying they’re ‘very close friends’

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Martin Short is shooting down rumors that he’s dating Meryl Streep.

The two-time Emmy Award-winning funnyman addressed the speculation that he and his recent “Only Murders in the Building” co-star are a couple.

During an appearance on the latest episode of Bill Maher’s “Club Random” podcast, the host referred to actors as a “power couple.”

“We’re not a couple,” Short, 73, clarified. “We are just very close friends.”

Maher joked that a romance between the two wouldn’t be a bad idea, “because there’s nothing more powerful in Hollywood than a power couple.”

“It worked for Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman; it worked for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie,” he then quipped about the couples who divorced after high-profile marriages.

Streep, 74, joined Season 3 of “Only Murders in the Building” last year.

The three-time Academy Award winner was nominated for an Emmy in the best supporting actress category for her role as Loretta Durkin, a love interest of Short’s character, Oliver Putnam.

Last fall, a representative for Streep confirmed her split from celebrated sculptor Don Gummer after 45 years of marriage.

Short’s wife of 30 years, Nancy Dolman, died in 2010 following a battle with ovarian cancer.

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