's pal Jennifer Stone
has played down the actress' relationship with Twilight
hunk Taylor Lautner
, insisting girls can "have guy friends".
The teenage stars sparked rumors they were dating last week when they were spotted laughing and playing around together in Vancouver, Canada.
Lautner, 18, is currently shooting Twilight
sequel New Moon
, while Gomez is in the city working on new film Ramona and Beezus
But Gomez's Wizards of Waverly Place
co-star Stone is adamant there's nothing romantic going on between the pair.
She tells Eonline.com
's Marc Malkin, "Just because they're hanging out together doesn't mean they're dating, you know. A lot of girls have guy friends. They're just friends. She's friends with guys!"
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