WENN / WireImage 1 / 8
WENN / WireImage 1 / 8

Three weeks ago, Sandra Bullock was snapped standing next to Chris Evans as they exited an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles with Chelsea Handler. As you'd expect, the rumor mill took it from there.

This week, the never-reliable OK! magazine claimed that Bullock, 49, who divorced two-timing husband Jesse James in 2010, is falling for the well-muscled actor, 32, painting it as a destined-to-be romance for the ages.

"They have been talking more than ever, and they flirt anytime they spend time together," alleges a source. "She's been his dream girl for most of his life, so it would be a fairy-tale ending for Chris."

The far more reliable E! News, meanwhile, says that though the two aren't dating "per se," they are spending quality time together and share an attraction. "They are not in a relationship, but they are definitely hanging out and are in the early getting-to-know-each-other phase," explains a spy. "They haven't put a title on it, but they really like each other."

Back in March, the pair were spied dining at L.A. eatery Craig's, where they were once again joined by Handler, along with Sandy's "Heat" co-star Melissa McCarthy. Sandra and Chris have apparently known each other for a couple years: They were photographed sharing a laugh at a 2012 Oscar party.

"I used to be in love with Sandra Bullock when I was growing up. Sandy B. was my girl," Evans told Playboy a few months after that meeting. "I remember seeing 'Speed' when I was in seventh grade and just thinking, 'That's her.'"

Since her very public split from James, the Oscar winner has remained single, choosing to focus on raising 4-year-old son Louis.

"If [a relationship] should come along, great," Bullock told Entertainment Weekly late last year. "But I feel like I'm not missing anything yet. Maybe one day I will."

The A-lister has been known to dip into the younger side of the dating pool: In 2002, she embarked on a yearlong romance with Ryan Gosling, who's 16 years her junior.

As for Evans, he split with on-off girlfriend Minka Kelly last October.

"I want to get married, though. I want children -- to me that's the ultimate thing," he recently told Glamour UK. "When you're old and on your deathbed, looking back at your life it's not going to be the films you've made or what you've accomplished, it's the relationships you have. You're survived by things that matter -- the people you love and those who love you back."


Stars who got tattoos for love

Sexiest Southern stars

Like us on Facebook