News of Jessica Lowndes' romance with Jon Lovitz seemed a little suspicious to fans – and they were right. The 27-year-old actress has confirmed that she is not in fact dating the Saturday Night Live star, 58, despite her claims to the contrary over the weekend.
Jessica got people talking about her 'secret relationship' with a series of posts last week, including one showing her wearing a huge diamond ring. But it was all done to generate publicity for the music video for her new song Déjà Vu.
Jessica Lowndes has confirmed her 'romance' with Jon Lovitz was a publicity stunt
"Just because it's still late March, is it too early to say 'April Fools'?," Jessica said in an Instagram video on Monday, letting the camera then pan around to a computer screen showing a paused clip of Jon in the video.
She later explained: "Jon and I met in Hawaii last year when we worked together on Hawaii 5-0. I fell in love with his humour and comedy so when I was looking for someone to be a part of my Déjà Vu remix… he was the first person to come to mind."
The star confirmed the hoax in an Instagram video
Jessica kick-started the rumour mill last week when she posted messages claiming she had an older "Mr Big" who was her "sugar daddy", and shared a photo of a man's hand on her leg, with the caption: "His hands are wise and tell a thousand stories… #smitten #hatersgonnehate."
She followed up with a series of pictures and messages about Jon, who shared a photo of himself with Jessica on Sunday, writing: "Easter with my bunny", alongside a series of love heart emojis.
The star teased fans with a photo of an engagement ring
In another video, posted on Friday, Jessica told her fans: "No I haven't been hacked. I'm just really excited to be able to finally share this secret with you guys," before posting the photo of her faux engagement ring.