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Remember a few days ago when Andrew Garfield corrected a reporter who called Emma Stone his girlfriend, despite the obvious fact that… Emma Stone… is his girlfriend? He’s at it again– and this time is even more adorable and even more pointless.

In a new interview with The Observer, Andrew had this to say when he was asked what he adores about Emma:

What can I say? How about ‘Fuck off you fucking…’ No, I’m able to talk about her, but I want to protect something that I respect in my life. I don’t feel the need to speak publicly about my private life. And on a professional level, I don’t want people watching me on screen to know about my dirty laundry. I’m about to do a film where I play a Portuguese priest and if people are reading about my personal life, they’ll be watching the screen going, ‘Oh that Portuguese priest is having sex with whoever!’

It really is admirable that he respects Emma too much to flap his mouth in public about the details of their life together– I once dated someone who didn’t have boundaries like that, and it was completely exhausting— but at the same time, who is he really kidding here? For one thing, he’s made it completely obvious who that Portuguese priest is having sex with. For another, their personal life has helped his career a lot. Not only does he seem more down-to-earth and likable every time he publicly cuddles with someone who seems down-to-earth and likable, but he benefits monetarily from their relationship– young women to whom the Spider-Man franchise isn’t directly marketed might be more likely to go see the movies if they’re hoping to spot real-life chemistry between the characters. His noncommittal responses to questions about his love life are sweet and charming, and I have a good feeling that he’s being genuine, but let’s be real, Andrew. The cat’s so far out of the bag that it’s not even funny.

All that aside, though… this is really sweet. If it doesn’t work out between them, he’s free to call me. So is she, actually.

Via Digital Spy / Photo: Getty Images