Madeline Brewer

Madeline Brewer has addressed rumors she’s an item with Nick Jonas. Just friends, she insists. (Photo: Harper’s)

Nick Jonas, a notorious lady’s man, apparently has struck out with “The Handmaid’s Tale” actress Madeline Brewer. After a dinner date sparked speculation they were an item, she lowered the boom–“just friends,” she says.

The tabloid rumor mill started churning after Brewer and Jonas were spotted sharing a candle-lit dinner at posh Via Veneto restaurant in Santa Monica.

The rendezvous took place after the Critics’ Choice Awards, which they attended separately.

But that’s as far as it went.

“No. No. [We] ate food across from each other. I guess [that’s a date],” the 25-year-old actress told “Entertainment Tonight.”


“But he was really nice. He’s a nice guy. We’re friends. … He’s adorable, yeah. I mean, that’s just objectively. He’s a cute guy,” she added.

Ouch, what a cruel way to condescend, as Fiona Apple once sang.

Jonas, who was name OK magazine’s sexiest man of the year, isn’t used to striking out. He’s dated a slew of A-list celebs since he shot to fame as a member of the Jonas Brothers boy band.

Jonas dated Olivia Culpo, a former Miss Universe winner, for two years.

Before that, he was rumored to have dated Miley Cyrus and was in a two-year relationship (2007-09) with Selena Gomez.

He also dated Australian singer Delta Goodrem, despite a nine year age difference, and had a thing for UK singer Rita Ora, although she claims they never dated.

Jonas had a confirmed relationship with model Gigi Hadid in 2012 and 2013.

He’s also been linked with “So Think You Can Dance” contestant Courtney Galiano, “Jonas LA” co-star Nicole Anderson, actress Samantha Barks, Hungarian model Barbara Palvin and Kendall Jenner.

These days, Jonas says he’s “too busy” for a romantic relationship.

“It’s not that I’m not pursuing love in some sense, but I’m just too busy right now. The time that I do have, I want it to be fun and casual and light and a non-stressful thing,” he said.

brothers, Joe Jonas is engaged to Sophie Turner and Kevin Jonas has been married for eight years.

“I’m sure there will come a time when I’m ready to make a more serious commitment and be in a relationship like that but I’m thrilled to be able to keep things light at the moment.”

Madeline was previously thought to be dating ‘The Deleted’ actor Spencer Neville.