Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz has laughed off rumors he's gay, insisting girls assume he's homosexual when he fails to "hit on them."
The actor has previously dated 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord and was linked to Step-Up 3D beauty Sharni Vinson last month.
However, he's been dogged with rumors about his sexuality since rising to fame, and was even romantically linked to his married Twilight co-star Peter Facinelli in 2009 after the pair was photographed holding hands at an airport.
The star shot down the reports, joking at the time, "It's the naked one (photo) of us in the bubble bath that would really get us into trouble!"
And now he's opened up about the rumors further, insisting he doesn't mind the gossip because he knows his true identity.
Lutz tells The Advocate, "I don't Google myself, but I've heard that people think I'm gay. I've heard it all. See, I don't really go after girls. Most of the girlfriends I've had have come after me. So it's really funny when girls get offended because I don't hit on them. They'll transform their insecurity into, 'Oh, that makes sense, because I heard you're into guys and have a boyfriend.' I'm like, 'Seriously? That's your tactic to get me to like you?' There will always be rumors, but I know who I am."
And the actor has spoken favorably about his homosexual fans, insisting they should be treated equally in society: "Oh, they're the best. I love them. When I meet gay fans out and about, they're so great to talk to - and I'm big on hugging, because I'm from the Midwest. They're just so energetic and loving. I'm proud to have those fans, and their support means a lot to me."