Has Bradley Cooper turned to Jennifer Aniston for comfort following his split from Renee Zellweger?
The 36-year-old "Hangover" actor and Zellweger, who turns 42 on April 25, broke up after being linked together for about a year, it was reported late last month.
Aniston, 42, and Cooper have "stayed in contact" throughout the past few weeks, People magazine quoted a source as saying.
"Jen always had a soft spot for Bradley, and she thinks he is very attractive and charming," a source close to the matter told the magazine. "Jen appreciates that Bradley is low-key, loves dogs and is focused on his movie career."
The two were seen out together in New York in June 2009. At the time, Cooper told People at the time: "She's a very, very interesting woman, but she's simply a friend."
Cooper and Aniston have not commented on the report.
They both starred in the 2009 romantic comedy movie "He's Just Not That Into You" but did not have any scenes together.
Aniston recently filmed the comedy "Horrible Bosses" with Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey. The movie comes out on July 8. She also reunites with Paul Rudd, her co-star in "The Object of My Affection," in "Wanderlust," which is set for release on October 7.
Aniston is also trying her hand at directing. She is set to direct a short film about breast cancer for the Lifetime cable network, as are actress Demi Moore and singer Alicia Keys.
Cooper is also preparing to film "The Silver Linings Playbook" with Anne Hathaway. The movie is directed by David O. Russell, who helmed the Oscar-nominated film "The Fighter," and is set for release in 2013.