Dashing the hopes and dreams of everyone everywhere, Joseph Gordon-Levitt revealed that he does have a girlfriend -- he just doesn't talk about her much because she's not in the biz.

Please don't shoot the messenger!

JGL admitted the truth on the 'Howard Stern Show' on Tuesday (Sept. 24), telling the wild-haired host, "I have a girlfriend but I tend not to really like to talk about it in public. She's not in show business."

"The girl that I'm with, she really doesn't want to be a part of it," he added. "You can imagine not wanting to have that kind of scrutiny."

You know what this means. We had a chance to be that girlfriend but we missed the boat. Ugh, foiled again.

"I get up in movies and I play other people, so when the audience is watching me in movies, I don't want them thinking about me and who I'm dating, and blah blah blah," Gordon-Levitt explained of why he's kept his lady love hush hush. "I want them to see the character, the story that I'm telling."

As for other juicy tidbits, the actor would say only that they met through "mutual friends" and then wouldn't talk about it anymore because the questions were "getting private."

Or you know, maybe he has a giant fear of commitment.

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