Paris Jackson
Trevor Donovan

Paris Jackson has shut down rumours that she is dating Trevor Donovan. The 19-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson was romantically linked to the 38-year-old star after they were photographed holding hands while taking a stroll through in Los Angeles, California, earlier in July.

Taking to Twitter, the budding actress reassured her followers that the couple's relationship was strictly platonic, despite images suggesting otherwise.

"Y'all need to chill lol hand holding is a very common thing," she wrote alongside a picture collage of herself holding hands with Lionel Richie's daughter Sofia and two other girlfriends.

Her clap back comes after a source told Entertainment Tonight the pair were "just friends, nothing more. I know the pic looks like there's more to it, but there's really not."

Donovan is best known for playing Teddy Montgomery in the reboot of 90s show 90210. He dated Scandal actress Sonia Rockwell from 2006 to 2009.

His representative revealed he and Jackson had grown close over their mutual love for animals and had teamed up for the 'Be Pawsome, Adopt!' campaign for LA shelters. "Trevor is big animal and human rights advocate ... they are friends who want to help the helpless," the spokesperson added in a statement to Just Jared.

Jackson is back on the market following her split from 27-year-old drummer Michael Snoddy in February. The pair dated for just under a year and regularly shared loved-up pictures on social media.

For now, Jackson is focusing on her acting career as she prepares to make her film debut as an 'an edgy 20-year-old' in a dark comedy. The untitled movie is to be directed by Nash Edgerton, an Australian actor, stuntman, and filmmaker and also features the likes of David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Thandie Newton, Sharlto Copley and Amanda Seyfried.

Besides acting, the teenager has landed modelling contracts with brands including Chanel and Calvin Klein and recently covered the Australian edition of Vogue magazine.