Colin Farrell was one of the few non-family members who spoke at Elizabeth Taylor's funeral, but beyond that their relationship was mostly one of speculation. Until today.

Farrell gave an interview on Ellen this morning, recalling his sweet relationship with Liz Taylor in the years before her death.

They met when Farrell crossed paths with Taylor's manager at Cedars-Sinai Hospital; Farrell's youngest son Henry was being born and Taylor was having a stent put into her heart.

The next day he called his publicist to send her flowers, only to find that Taylor had already sent him over an orchid. From then on, they were friends.

“She wasn’t much of a sleeper at night like I’m not, so at two o’clock in the morning I’d call her... and the nurse would answer the phone. I’d say, ‘Is she awake?’ I’d be on the phone and I’d hear, ‘Hello?’ And I’d go how’s it going and we’d talk for a half an hour an hour into the wee hours. Really cool.’”

Farrell said they never got physical, but that theirs was a "romantic" relationship.

“It was kind of like the last, it feels like in my head, not hers, I’m projecting,” Farrell said, “But the last kind of romantic relationship I had.”

[h/t Vanity Fair, photo via AP]