As we already know, Jennifer Aniston is trying to make this Bradley Cooper thing happen again. Aniston and Bradley (“2.0”) went on a few dates back in 2009, and shortly after those dates, Bradley told everyone who would listen that he and Jennifer weren’t dating, that they were just friends, and oh-by-the-way she’s an insecure mess. Two seconds after that, he was with Renee Zellweger. Bradley and Renee lasted more than a year and a half – a long time for Aniston to plot her revenge! And how. Soon after Renee and Bradley split, there was a mysterious item in The Enquirer, all about how Renee “stole” Bradley from Jennifer and how Jennifer was already trying to jump on 2.0 all over again. Many of you yelled at me. And then People Magazine confirmed that Bradley and Jennifer were spending time together again. AND I WAS RIGHT. Anyway, here are the latest shenanigans, via OK! Magazine:
Jennifer Aniston hasn’t wasted any time calling up old flame Bradley Cooper after his recent split from Renee Zellweger.
“As soon as she heard he was back on the market, she picked up the phone and they reconnected – via assistants at first,” a source tells OK!.
Of course, their budding relationship hardly had storybook beginnings. After getting close to Bradley in June 2009, Jen was left embarrassed when Bradley called timeout on their date nights to get serious with Renee instead.
“When he ended up with Renee instead of her, Jen was blown away,” a source tells OK!. “She moved on, but there was always a part of her that still liked him.”
Even before Renee put the brake on Jen and Brad 2.0, the pair enjoyed “an easygoing friendship,” according to a second insider. And there’s no doubt Jen and Bradley, 36, have plenty in common. Both have been married before – to other Brads and Jennifers. They both attended school in NYC and now prefer to spend their time at home in LA with their dogs rather than hitting the Hollywood scene.
“Their similarities in lifestyles and likes and dislikes are uncanny,” reasons the insider. “They’re both drama-free.”
After deciding that Bradley’s dalliance with Renee is firmly in the past, Jen is quietly confident about the future.
“There was definitely a feeling of unfinished business for her,” shares the source. “He’s the kind of guy she’d love to be with, he’s charming and very sweet, and she thinks he’s gorgeous.”
But: “She knows how important Bradley’s career is to him, and she admires how dedicated he is, so she’s being patient,” the source explains.
“Jen’s not rushing it… she knows it will all happen in the right time.”
[From OK! Magazine, print edition]
Um, desperate much? It really does sound like Aniston has spent a little too much time plotting this seduction. As for the veracity of this report… well… I don’t know. On one side, Aniston’s people are always gossiping about this kind of thing, and this is the traditional build-up for her relationships that we’ve seen before, so it fits, pattern-wise. But I also think it makes her look like… she’s pushing it too hard. To put it nicely.
Of course, the other tabloids have their takes on the situation too. According to Us Weekly, Bradley’s people are pushing the “it’s not a love connection” story, claiming that Aniston and Bradley have only been in contact because “They were looking at projects to work on together. Bradley loves Jennifer as a friend…[But] Bradley knows that by dating Jen, he’s be known as Mr. Jennifer Aniston.” Or “2.0” I suspect. Us Weekly also claims that because his dad just died, he’s just not in a relationship place right now. In Touch Weekly (via Jezebel) says that they’re “headed for heartbreak,” but Bradley is the one doing the wooing. Oh, and Star Magazine claims there might be an interloper in the relationship – Scarlett Johannson! Apparently, ScarJo visited Bradley on April 13. Ooooh, Aniston’s going to be pissed!
Photos courtesy of Fame.