*Regina King is dismissing reports she’s planning to marry former “The Cosby Show” star Malcolm Jamal-Warner, insisting they are not engaged – but are definitely dating.

The two have known each other since the 1980s, and King admits their friendship has since taken a romantic turn.

“Malcolm and I have a lot in common,” she tells Essence. “We’ve both been child actors and were also blessed to be raised by incredible mothers who instilled good values in us.

“Things are maturing nicely. (But) no, we’re not engaged.”

King has a 15-year-old son from her previous marriage to Ian Alexander, Sr. They divorced in 2006.