Synnott, who has never previously talked about the pair's relationship, slams reports Knightley rushed to his hospital bedside following a suicide attempt caused by the end of the relationship.
He says, "I was angry about that story. It was totally untrue."
The actor - who started a relationship with the sexy 19-year-old on the set of PRINCESS OF THIEVES in 2001 - claims the pair naturally grew apart after Knightley's career began to take off after her starring role in 2002, and he harbours no resentment towards her.
He says, "She is a really cool girl. We became friends while filming together. I was worried to take the first step when I realised things were starting to develop because I didn't want to ruin our friendship.
"We made time for each other but we just came to a natural end. We just grew apart."10/05/2004 13:53