04/07/1998 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Tom Green, 29, has owned up to the fact that he was only joking on Wednesday when he told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" that Drew Barrymore, 25, is pregnant with the couple's first child. "People always think I'm kidding about stuff. Jay and I were joking around and I thought the audience was in on it. We are not pregnant now, but do hope to be blessed with children in the future," Green said in a statement released by a publicist. Green has also been saying lately that he and Barrymore eloped about a month ago, though when asked by PEOPLE during a press junket for his new movie, "Freddie Got Fingered," where the wedding took place and/or a marriage certificate might be found, the comic grew evasive. A real cut-up, that Tom.