Jerry O'Connell responds to Giuliana Rancic's claims that he cheated on her

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Jerry O'Connell Responds to Cheating Allegations

In her recently released memoir, Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic made the claim that her year-long relationship with actor Jerry O'Connell ended when she allegedly discovered that he had been cheating on her with the Spice Girls' Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell.

Appearing on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live! on Wednesday, O'Connell got evasive when asked about Rancic's claims.

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Giuliana and Jerry O'Connell during 2003 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Jerry O'Connell and girlfriend Giuliana DePandi during Elton John AIDS Foundation's 11th Annual Oscar party co-hosted by In Style and AOL in association with MAC Cosmetics and Global Naps at The Marquee in West Hollywood, California, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Jerry O'Connell and Giuliana during Louis Vuitton Hosts Kick-Off for Project Angel Food’s Divine Design 2003 at Louis Vuitton in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Arun Nevader/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 12: Actor Jerry O'Connell (L) and E! news anchor Giuliana attend Nicole Miller's 20th Anniversary Party at Nicole Miller Boutique on June 12, 2003 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Jerry O'Connell and Giuliana DePandi (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 30: Actor Jerry O'Connell and wife Giuliana DePandi attend the Richard Tyler fashion show during the Mercedes-Benz Shows LA 2004 Spring Collections at The Club in the Standard Hotel October 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Jerry O'Connell and Giuliana during Mercedes-Benz Shows LA Fashion Week Spring 2004 - Richard Tyler Backstage and Front Row at The Standard Downtown LA in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
Jerry O'Connell and Giuliana during Mercedes-Benz Shows LA Fashion Week Spring 2004 - Richard Tyler Backstage and Front Row at The Standard Downtown LA in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Malcolm Ali/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 13: Actor Jerry O'Connell and Giuliana DePandi arrive at the Sony Ericsson T610 and T616 'Shoot for the Stars' Charity Auction to benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation held at the Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel on November 13, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Jerry O'Connell and Giuliana during 11th Annual Diversity Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Jerry O'Connell and Giuliana Depandi at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Jerry O'Connell and giuliana during NBC All-Star Party - Arrivals at Hollywood and Highland Entertainment Complex in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 27: Actor Jerry O'Connell and fiance Giuliana DePandi arrive at A & E Television Networks' 20th anniversary celebration at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel January 27, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 27: (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS AND NEWSDAY OUT; ITALY OUT) Jerry O'Connell and Giuliana Depandi arrive for the A&E Television Network's 20th anniversary celebration on January 27, 2004 at Manderine Oriental Hotel, in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
Jerry O'Connell and Giuliana DePandi (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - APRIL 2: Jerry O'Connell and Giuliana DePandi pose during the Louis Verdad fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Smashbox Studios on April 2, 2004 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Jerry O'Connell and Giuliana DePandi during Mercedes-Benz Fall 2004 Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios - Day 5 - Arrivals at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Jerry O'Connell and Giuliana DePandi during Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Party in Celebration of the Grand Opening of Body English, In the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Red Carpet at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)
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NEWS: Giuliana Rancic Accuses Ex-Jerry O'Connell of Cheating With a Spice Girl

"For those of you who don't know, Giuliana Rancic is a personality on another network, on E!, and wrote a book. And we dated, then we didn't date, and, uh, I was in the book," the 41-year-old comic actor said, shrugging off the question. "I didn't think that much of it. She's a very nice girl."

When pressed by host Andy Cohen if he felt Rancic had "sold him down the river," O'Connell kept things cordial by refusing to stir up animosity.

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"I don't want to say anything negative. She's a very nice girl. We had a very fun time," O'Connell said, adding. "It was decades ago. I don't believe cell phones were used then. It was like horse and buggy... It was a while ago."

In her book, Going Off Script: How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and Clooney's 32 On-Screen Rejections, Rancic opened up about O'Connell's reaction when she confronted him about cheating on her with "one of the lesser Spices."

"He had as much emotion as the customer-service representative who tells you your bags missed the flight," the 40-year-old TV personality recounted.

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The couple had dated from 2003 to 2004. O'Connell went on to marry X-Men actress Rebecca Romijn in 2007, the same year the Fashion Police co-host tied the knot with her husband Bill Rancic.

Hollywood is well-known for contentious break-ups. Check out the video below for a look at some of the most combative celebrity divorces of all time.

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