Chrissy Metz Says She and Alison Brie ‘Obviously Are Friends’ After Golden Globes 2019 Hot Mic Confusion

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Chrissy Metz and Alison Brie arrive at the 76th Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 6, 2019. Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank; Daniele Venturelli/

Chrissy Metz wants to clear the air. After Twitter started buzzing about rumors that she called Alison Brie a “bitch” at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards, the This Is Us star opened up to Us Weekly exclusively.

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“It’s unfortunate people want to say stuff that they don’t know is true or not. Alison and I obviously are friends,” Metz, 38, told Us during the ceremony at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday, January 6. “She knows that I would never say something like that.”

The Emmy nominee noted that the Glow actress, 36, is “somebody that I really revere” and revealed that they had “already texted about” the headline-making confusion.

“It’s kind of terrible. So I’m glad that … I mean, I know the truth,” Metz told Us. “If you actually listen to the video, I don’t say anything. It’s actually not me speaking about that, so it’s unfortunate.”

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Chrissy Metz and Alison Brie attend the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 21, 2018. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

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The rumors began after Metz’s interview on the Globes’ Facebook Live pre-show. When asked to introduce an upcoming chat with Brie, Metz was heard saying on a hot mic what several Twitter users thought sounded like, “She’s such a bitch.”

Shortly after, the Florida native took to Twitter to dispel the speculation. “I adore Alison and would never say a bad word about her, or anyone!” she tweeted. “I sure hope she knows my heart.”

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Brie also took to social media, writing on her Instagram Stories, “Nothing but love for @chrissymetz !! Rumors can’t keep us down.”

With reporting by Brody Brown

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