>>198 Awkward and genuine I agree with - in the sense that it is a genuine relationship, and oh yes he absolutely feels awkward having to talk about it.
I get off the love boat when I start looking at the hugely calculating and manipulative context in which the genuine relationship sits. For example someone has had a conversation with him in which he was told, if you get an Emmy nomination, you have to use any resulting interview to mention the relationship and shut down the bad publicity (ha!). So although the relationship is real, and the sentiment expressed is too, the circumstances are yet again manufactured.
I also look askance at the crapulous comment that actually was made after a month of absolutely shoving it down our throats. He's acting as if the paps stole some shots of them kissing and they've been hiding on a tropical island ever since, while the rumours swirl unprompted around them, so he has to make some comment which has been dragged from him against his will. Own your shit, man.