Washington, Sept 1 : Actor Adrien Grenier has appreciated Paris Hilton for her 'ballsy' relationship with the media.
The duo sparked rumours of an alleged romance last year (07) but Grenier insists their relationship is purely platonic.
However, he admits he holds the heiress in high regard because of her artful way of dealing with reporters.
"I have a lot of respect for Paris. She's ballsy. She's learned to play with the paparazzi attention and have fun with it, and she creates little mysteries in the tabloid arena," Contactmusic quoted Grenier, as saying.
"She's an artist painting on a different canvas. I have fun with her, but it's always been platonic. (Our relationship) wasn't sexual - though I can understand that sex sells," he added.