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Sorry, Shippers: Norman Reedus And Emily Kinney Aren't Dating

Can true love really be dead if it was never even born to begin with?

At 3:35 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on June 17, 2015, MTV News received word that love was dead.

Sorry, scratch that -- make that at 3:35 p.m. EST on June 17, 2015, MTV News received word that love was never there to begin with, because that US Weekly story you may have read about "The Walking Dead" stars Norman Reedus and Emily Kinney dating was as legit as Terminus' promise of sanctuary. So, you know, not very.

"We can confirm that they are not dating," a rep for Reedus said, further driving a stake into the hearts of the show's vocal "Bethyl" fanbase, which is probably still hurting from the loss of Kinney's character earlier this season.

Daryl and Beth themselves remained mum when reached for comment, but sometimes a simple gesture says it all: