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Just messing with you! Liam Neeson said in a recent interview with the Irish Independent that he was dating an “incredibly famous” woman, leaving fans to speculate who the bold-faced lady may be. But it turns out the Irish actor wasn’t exactly serious.

An insider tells Us Weekly exclusively that the Taken 3 star, 63, “was just joking.”

The quote that launched a thousand (or more) Google searches? “I’d embarrass her if I said her name. She’s incredibly famous. I’ll have to do my best for her,” Neeson answered when asked about his Valentine’s Day plans and whether he had a special someone.

Some of the female celebrities who fans have speculated might be the object of his affections include Kristen Stewart, Madonna, Uma Thurman and Susan Sarandon, among others.

The actor has kept his personal life mostly out of the spotlight since the 2009 death of his wife, actress Natasha Richardson. The Wild Child actress died at age 45 from brain injuries that stemmed from a skiing accident in Canada. The pair married in 2004, and shared sons Micheál, 20, and Daniel, 19.

Micheál recently costarred with his famous dad in LG’s Super Bowl 50 commercial.

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