Moby has shared an incredible throwback picture of himself posing up with Natalie Portman in a bid to prove once and for all that they used to date.
The 53-year-old singer, whose real name is Richard Melville Hall, said he can understand why the actress, 37, might regret dating him after she denied it and branded him "creepy".
In the old picture, Moby is topless and has a huge grin on his face.
He stands with his arm around Natalie, who is wearing a black T-shirt with the slogan "milk fed. milk fed." written on it.
Her brunette hair is back in a ponytail.
Posting it to Instagram , Moby said: "I recently read a gossip piece wherein Natalie Portman said that we’d never dated. This confused me, as we did, in fact, date. And after briefly dating in 1999 we remained friends for years.
"I like Natalie, and I respect her intelligence and activism. But, to be honest, I can’t figure out why she would actively misrepresent the truth about our(albeit brief)involvement. The story as laid out in my book Then It Fell Apart is accurate, with lots of corroborating photo evidence, etc.
"Ps I completely respect Natalie’s possible regret in dating me(to be fair, I would probably regret dating me, too), but it doesn’t alter the actual facts of our brief romantic history"
As Moby says, he wrote in his book Then It Fell Apart about their dating history, but Natalie denied it had ever happened.
He recalled how they met when "she was 20" and he was "33".
She said they actually met when she had just turned 18, not long after she had graduated high school in 1999.
Natalie spoke about it earlier this week.
She told Harper's Bazaar: "I was surprised to hear that he characterised the very short time that I knew him as dating because my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school.
"He said I was 20. I definitely wasn’t. I was a teenager. I had just turned 18."
The Black Swan star, who has two children, criticised the publisher of Moby's book for not checking the facts of his story.
She called his story "disturbing" and suggested it was a "deliberate" attempt to sell books.
In his book, Moby claimed he was "relieved" when Natalie ended their "relationship".
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