Were Matt Smith & Billie Piper an item?

As most Doctor Who fans might know, the new Doctor, twenty-seven year old Matt Smith, has worked with former "Who" companion Billie Piper in "The Ruby in the Smoke," "The Shadow in the North," and "The Secret Diary of a Call Girl." Matt has talked about how the two became "good friends" while filming, but were the two ever a couple? A photo sharing site called Rex Features have pictures dated August 2006 with the caption "Billie Piper & new boyfriend Matt Smith."

Of course, Billie had only just separated from her first husband at this time, and she is known for being affectionate ~in general~ so maybe the website just saw a photo of them holding hands and made an assumption? And neither Matt nor Billie have thus far said anything about their relationship past just being friends. Either way, it certainly is an interesting coincidence. 



Oh and if you haven't seen it, Matt & Billie in Secret Diary

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