HEROES star James Kyson Lee has laughed off rumours co-stars Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia are dating - because there is a 12 year age gap. Panettiere, 18, and Ventimiglia, 30, have been romantically linked, however, Lee - who plays Ando on the hit show - has dismissed the allegations. He says, "The rumour is not true. Let's just end it there. "I think we were just surprised because they're 12 years apart - for people to even conceive that. I know there have been a lot of jokes, Hayden turning 18 and what-not. At some point, you just have to let it go, and respect their privacy."