Andrew Garfield has explained the reason why he doesn't like to answer questions about his relationship with Emma Stone, saying he wants his private life to be private.

The Amazing Spider-Man star told E! News, "I understand why people are interested in the personal lives of people who are in public more than those that aren't. I do understand that, I have a deep understanding of that."

He continued, "Just for me…I don't want it in my life. So I do everything I can to deflect it and say no to it, because I think people forget that, 'Oh, this is my life, and this is your life, and that's your life'."

Garfield added that he has no problems avoiding questions about his love life, "Sometimes you just have to disappoint people and say 'no, thank you for asking, thank you for your interest'."

Stone and Garfield have been in a relationship since July 2011.