released a statement on Wednesday, October 24, via Huffington Post, denying recent rumors about him dating , as well as the previous reports of him dating and . He said, "I also hear that I've been dating Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart and Ashley Benson. Hot damn, am I a lucky guy."
He continued, "I wish I had actually gotten closer than the 13th row of the theater in Toronto where Kristen gave her '' Q and A, but I didn't; not only did I not talk to her, I didn't even go to the SoHo house where I supposedly asked her out on a date." He then added, "As for Gomez and Benson, those are [Justin] Bieber's girls and I wouldn't dare tangle with the Biebs. I heard he wants to kick my ass. Yikes!"