And how about this for irony: The pair are set to costar in the upcoming romantic comedy He’s Just Not that Into You, and Bradley also has an ex named Jennifer – who dumped him!
Actress Jennifer Esposito filed for divorce last May, a mere 5 months after they wed. “He was devastated,” says a friend. “But that’s all in the past now. He’s Jen’s new Brad, and she’s his new Jen!”
The cozy costars met at Bradley’s Brentwood , California , home, thanks to mutual friend and matchmaker Drew Barrymore. As co-producer, Drew desperately wanted Jen to do the film. But Jen was reluctant to sign on.
“Drew pushed, and Jen finally agreed to meet with Bradley,” says the source. “Jen wanted it quiet and low-key so he invited her to his house, and it was great. Brad lit some candles and made dinner. He’s a good cook. They made a good connection. She loved his house, loved his dogs and most importantly, loved talking to him.”
Jen not only agreed to star in the movie, she apparently found a guy she’d like to see a lot more of, after splitting with British model Paul Sculfor.
And it’s not hard to see why. “They have a lot in common,” the friend notes. “They love animals, for one – Jen has two dogs and Bradley has 3. And they’re both athletic and like weekend getaways.”
Could this be the start of a hot new Brad and Jen pairing? Pals think so! “They’ve talked a few times on the phone and are planning on getting together again,” the friend tells Star. “And Jen was the aggressor! Bradley’s kind of shy, and he usually waits for the girl to make a move. And wow, is he happy that Jen called. And why wouldn’t she? This Brad could be The One!”