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Embarrassing Dad Phil Collins Says Lily Collins & Nick Jonas Are 'Just Friends'

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Phil Collins and Lily Collins attend the after party for Relativity Media's "Mirror Mirror" Los Angeles premiere at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California.  

Are Lily Collins and Nick Jonas dating?

The tabloids seem to think so, and now Lily's dad, Phil Collins, is weighing in as well.

“[I’m] not sure what Nick looks like,” Phil said with a laugh to Yahoo when asked about the potential romance, in news that is sure to have the younger Collins whining "Dadddd" into the phone. “But Lily called me the other day and she was in Mammoth where all this was happening. 'I’m here with a friend,' she told me and said it’s not serious. It’s just friends.”

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Jonas and Lily Collins have been friends for a long time, but their relationship recently turned romantic, according to Us Weekly.

The older Collins also noted that his daughter has to deal with a lot more invasiveness with respect to her personal life than he ever did. “She is now in the public eye and has to put up with all that kind of stuff and she can’t keep that stuff private anymore," he shared. "When I started in this industry there was no Internet. Now things rattle all over the world. She is getting used to it.” 

So... not exactly a confirmation about Nick and Lily either way. Stay tuned.

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