03/11/2013 04:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

James Franco, Ashley Benson Spotted Holding Hands At 'Spring Breakers' Premiere (PHOTO)

James Franco's love life is basically an eternal question mark, but perhaps this photo hints at a piece of the ongoing puzzle.

While attending the South by Southwest premiere of their film "Spring Breakers," Franco and co-star Ashley Benson were spotted looking fairly intimate in this group photo with other cast members Selena Gomez and Rachel Korine as well as director Harmony Korine.

Rumors have circulated since last year that Franco and Benson, who are seen holding hands in the photo, have been dating. Franco has adamantly denied the speculation, even though outlets like the New York Post continue to claim the couple are dating.

"I also hear that I’ve been dating Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart and Ashley Benson. Hot damn, am I a lucky guy," Franco wrote on Oct. 24 in a blog for HuffPost Entertainment. "As for Gomez and Benson, those are Bieber’s girls and I wouldn’t dare tangle with the Biebs. I heard he wants to kick my ass. Yikes!"

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