In the months following Bradley Cooper's March 2011 breakup with Renee Zellweger, he was linked to a multitude of hot women, including Jennifer Lopez, Olivia Wilde and Zoe Saldana. Somewhere in between, the reigning Sexiest Man Alive enjoyed a "flirty" night out with Scarlett Johansson, a longtime friend and his co-star in "He's Just Not That Into You."
Reps shot down rumors of a romance, and Scarlett moved on to ad exec Nate Naylor, who joined her at Drew Barrymore's wedding in Montecito, Calif., earlier this month.
Now, the hookup rumblings have started again courtesy of Radar Online, which says the pair had a "fun, flirty" candlelit dinner at the Bel Air Hotel on June 11.
"They seemed very comfortable together," conclusion-leaps a spy-cum-amateur body language expert, "and it was pretty obvious they are into each other."
But it's the details that truly make this story, including how Cooper, who was recently seen dining with former flame Saldana, was supposedly distracted by ScarJo's beauty and bountiful cleavage. She, in turn, was "flipping her hair" and laughing at his witticisms.
"The chemistry between them [was] VERY evident," oversells the breathless spy, "and they looked totally wrapped up in each other -- very cute! They were definitely having more than a 'friends' dinner. It seemed pretty obvious they totally have the hots for each other."
Expect their reps to plead "just friends" any second now.