Justin Long was at the New York "Grey Gardens" premiere earlier this week with his former-squeeze-turned-really-good-friend, Drew Barrymore.

And he was also at the LA "Gardens" premiere last night. But he didn't walk the carpet with her and sneaked in without talking to the media, who were no doubt going to ask about his seemingly on-again relationship with the lady of the night.

No luck. Justin breezed right by The Dish Rag, ignoring our pleas! And what a good pal he was to fly across the country for both her premieres. Which — call us crazy — sounds more like something a boyfriend would do.

But Drew did talk to Ellen DeGeneres on her show this week about the confusing relationship.

"Yes, he was at the premiere in New York," says Barrymore. "We're dear friends. I guess people find it a little confusing. I totally understand. It seems like, 'What is the deal with them?,' but we just adore each other. We're in each other’s lives, and we're friends, and we're working together, and we have worked together."

Is Barrymore back to seeing Long or is there someone else?

"We're just friends," Barrymore emphasizes, "so we are free to do whatever we want."


Video reporting: Sal Morgan

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead