Aussie supermodel Elle MacPherson's billionaire new husband Jeff Soffer has denied reports he was involved in an affair with actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
After Paltrow tried to block her friends from talking to Vanity Fair magazine for their upcoming feature about the actress, the rumour mill went into overdrive.
New York Post newspaper's Page Six reported that one focus of the gossip could be her friendship with Soffer, the wealthy owner of Miami's Fontainebleau Hotel.
The Iron Man actress sparked rumours when she appeared at the grand re-opening of the hotel in 2008 without husband, Coldplay rocker Chris Martin, who she has two young children with.
But Soffer said in a statement to Page Six yesterday, "Any reports that the relationship between Gwyneth and I is anything other than a friendship are wholly untrue."Gwyneth and her family are long-time friends of Elle and I and she was one of many esteemed guests I hosted for the reopening of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in 2008."