As Richard Madden’s acting career continues to soar on the success of “Bodyguard” and “Rocketman”, so too does tabloid scrutiny of his personal life.

That came up during his recent interview with the New York Times, which noted that after Madden’s reported split with Ellie Bamber earlier this year, he’s “recently been photographed several times with the actor Brandon Flynn, who used to date the singer Sam Smith,” asking point-blank, “Are the two men an item?”

According to the Times, “Madden shrugged, unbothered by the question but in no hurry to answer it, either.”

“I just keep my personal life personal,” he told the newspaper. “I’ve never talked about my relationships.”

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He did, however, open up about how he attempts to foil the increasing numbers of paparazzi who follow him around on a daily basis.

“I wear the same clothes days in a row, because if it looks like the same day, they can’t run the pictures,” he revealed. “There’s only so many photos you can have of me with a green juice walking down the street.”

ET Canada has reached out to Madden’s rep for further comment.

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