Diaz and Timberlake in April
06/23/2006 AT 12:15 PM EDT
Longtime couple Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz are still going strong, according to a source who vehemently denies a published report that they have split up.
"The couple are in fact very much together, as he prepares for the release of his album," says the source, who is close to Timberlake. "Of course, made-up sources have had them breaking up, getting married and having a baby ever since they began dating over three years ago."
Earlier this week, a report claimed that Timberlake – who is slated to release his new album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, on Sept. 12 – had broken up with Diaz. The story cited their age difference – he's 25, she's 33 – one of the reasons why.
However, PEOPLE reports in its new issue that the pair were spotted having a late lunch just last Thursday at Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles. "They were very much focused on each other," says an observer.