"I'm not going to lie – it's not annoying, it's hurtful," the 30-year-old screen starlet told People at a poker gala to benefit a childrens' charity.
Hewitt attended the event alongside her boyfriend of eight months, Kennedy, who she called “awesome.”
"We are just trying to be really happy," Hewitt said. "It makes it hard to do that when everybody is putting negative energy out there."
Kennedy said the rumors were false.
"I am lucky to be with her,” he told People. “And I love her very much."