The rumors about He’s Just Not That Into You co-stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Justin Long have been swirling for a few weeks. Some sources reported that the two had simply been friends for years, and it grew into something more while filming and promoting HJNTIY. Some sources have their mutual friend Drew Barrymore playing matchmaker. In any case, the two are officially dating now, according to Star Magazine and The National Enquirer.
In the comedy He’s Just Not That Into You, the dating life of Ginnifer Goodwin’s character, Gigi, is mostly a disaster area. But she’s luckier in love off screen: Ginnifer is now getting cozy with her old pal (and Drew Barrymore’s ex) Justin Long, who plays the guy Gigi finally finds happiness with in the movie.
At Vanity Fair’s post-Oscars party, Ginnifer and Justin “were very close. She was stroking his arm, he was kissing her cheek, and they held hands all evening,” a source tells Star. “They were trying to be cool, but it was obvious they’re a couple. They even left together.”
Granted, Ginnifer, who broke it off with Katie Holmes’ former fiancé, Chris Klein, in December, insisted in a May 2008 interview that her nearly decade-long bond with Justin was too “familial” to turn romantic. But an insider reveals: “She’s always secretly had a crush on him.”
From Star Magazine
Even though I think Ginnifer Goodwin could do better, she’s had some bad luck with boyfriends, so Justin might be a step up. He seems like a nice guy (maybe a little bland?), and he’s still friends with his ex-girlfriend Drew Barrymore, so at least she gives him the seal of approval.
Ginnifer’s most famous relationship thus far was her two-year thing with Chris Klein. The two broke up last year, and he gave some quotes to the press post-break-up that made him seem like a real jerk. They started dating soon after his ex Katie Holmes hooked up with Tom Cruise, so that might have been a factor in his overall bad behavior.
Ginnifer Goodwin and Justin Long are shown at the Australian premiere of He’s Just Not That Into You on 2/9/09. Credit: WENN