has remained pretty tight-lipped about
costar Hayden Panettiere
– but in the new
issue of GQ
the actor says it doesn't bother him when people gossip about his romantic life.
"You know what, man – it makes me smile," Ventimiglia tells GQ
, when told by the reporter that bloggers have nicknamed the couple "Halo."
Smiles aside, the actor still maintains he wants to keep a lid on his
private life. "When you're in the public eye, you try to keep whatever you can private," he says. "People can speculate and talk. But what can you do – stop living your life?"– Brian Orloff