On Thursday, news of Rooney and Joaquin’s fling seemingly hit every hot spot on the web.

“While President-elect Donald Trump is currently addressing the nation/world about his coming reign of terror, we can take some mild comfort knowing that Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara may be courting Academy Award-nominee Joaquin Phoenix.” According to the forenamed sites, Joaquin’s representative insists that the two Hollywood personalities are merely good friends, not lovers.

As Mara fans are likely mindful, the 31-year-old actress has remained in a long-term relationship with director Charlie Mc Dowell(kid of Mary Steenburgen and A Clockwork Orange’s Malcolm Mc Dowell)for the previous six years.

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In 2013, she starred in the thriller Side Effects, the independent drama Ain't Them Bodies Saints and the acclaimed sci-fi romantic drama, Her.

The following year, she starred in the adventure drama film Trash (2014).

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The gossip rag then updated that report with the latest development: The actors slated to appear as Jesus and Mary are now apparently “holed up” at a spa retreat in Desert Hot Springs, California.

Supposedly, a source told the website that Phoenix and Mara are enjoying colonic hydrotherapy at the resort. Reportedly, Mara has not been photographed with her longstanding boyfriend Mc Dowell since August.Is Kate Mara banning Joaquin Phoenix, who’s dating her sister Rooney Mara, from her upcoming wedding?That’s the claim in one of this week’s new tabloids, but Gossip Cop has the truth.The tactile pair were attending the closing ceremony of the festival, during which a shocked Phoenix was awarded the golden-leaf prize for Best Actor for his role in Lynne Ramsay's YThe actor went on to refer to his 'girlfriend' at a press conference following his win, telling reporters: 'Before I came here, I told my girlfriend it was going to be a really good experience because I was going to get crushed and that would be really humbling (via 'I thought it would be great to know what it's like to be unanimously disliked.That was my expectation coming here, so this is, um, better.'They were later seen leaving the event holding hands, before heading off in a car together.In 2015, she garnered further critical acclaim for her performance in Todd Haynes' romantic drama Carol, for which she tied for the Best Actress Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and the SAG, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.