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Penelope Not Too Bothered by Lesbian Rumors

Penelope and Salma have been BFF ever since Penelope came to the U.S. from Spain seven years ago. The two are often pictured arm in arm and their super close friendship has sparked rumors of a lesbian relationship. Penelope doesn't seem to take the rumors too seriously, and she can even remember exactly how they first started. She evidently grabbed Salma's behind at a press conference while they were promoting their film Bandidas. Here's more:

“I grabbed Salma’s ass just to keep things moving, because everyone was a little slow,” Cruz said while promoting her new film “Volver” reports Australia’s Courier Mail. “And, of course, the energy changed when I did that.”

The speculation in Hayek’s native Mexico is rampant. “There are magazine covers in Mexico describing us as these lesbians because of that,” Hayek said. “A lot of people were saying we were lovers.”

And then there’s the bit about Cruz saying that her “Head in the Clouds” co-star Charlize Theron was her best-ever on-screen kiss — despite kissing then main-squeeze Matthew McConaughey in the flick “Sahara.”

Wonder how Matthew feels about that one!


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LunaNYC LunaNYC 10 years
I love PENELOPE!! I am from Spain and respect her as a an actress. She is way more powerful on spanish film but you still have to respect the fact that she crossed over to american films. I think it's very funny that these two women can care less what people say. There women!!!
audacris audacris 10 years
ps. and the film's name is Bandidas not Banditas Aurix...
audacris audacris 10 years
I hate this kind of comments!!! Can't people just be friends without having to worry about those things... And we as latino's tend to be very affective... Grrrr I am angry!!! Aurix...
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
This is going to be like when Oprah came out saying that she and Gayle aren't gay. No one thought they were until she said that. Now everyone is going to think Penelope and Salma are gay.
3Sweeties 3Sweeties 10 years
nahhh, women are just physically affectionate. This is silly.
Megg Megg 10 years
I get the bi vibe from Penelope also. I mean she did date Tom Cruise for a couple of years, and we know how much he likes women.
Aggie Aggie 10 years
Haha! I don't belive in the whole lesbian thing, but I can understand that there is a rumor ^^ There always is a rumor! xD ______________________________________ \Don't chase the beat of your heart/
arista arista 10 years
Whoa! Penny is totally channeling Audrey Hepburn in that picture. It wouldn't surprise me if they are lovers, but I don't think they're strictly lesbians. I've always gotten the bi vibe from Penelope for some reason.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
BFD, I slap my girl friends' @sses all the time! We're not lesbians!
teddybear teddybear 10 years
They're both hot and good actresses in my opinion. If they are gay all I can say is CAN I WATCH!!!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
If they are lesbians so friggin what....? It was not against the law the last time I checked and they are both hot...Salma especially. I love the fact that they are friends most women who are in direct competition do not get on. I bet JLo has made no attempt to be friends with them as they are Latino's. Just like Naomi made no attempt to be friends with Tyra when she started fact she made her life hell.
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
lesbians? hehehee gosh people will say anything for some publicity
LadyLibertine LadyLibertine 10 years
Seriously why is it, if a girl has a best friend people assume they must be gay. Is it that hard to imagine a girl can have a best friend. Guys have best buds and people dont question them.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
i seriously doubt they are lesbians.. just close friends
kittycat kittycat 10 years
i dont penelope or salma are lesbians.
JennyPoo JennyPoo 10 years
lesbians? lol, i think they make really good bffs both r really pretty and nice
soccer_obsessed soccer_obsessed 10 years
i think they're cute friends :)
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
I don't care for these two.
lira lira 10 years
wow, Penelope looks EXACTLY like Audrey Hepburn in that pic.. i had to do a double take!!
notoriousrem_22 notoriousrem_22 10 years
they are the cutest friends and they both look so hott in this pic... "stay far from timid, only make moves when your hearts in it and live the phrase sky's the limit."
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i love these two. they seem like the cutest best friends. i'm glad they think the lesbian rumors are funny.
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