Us Weekly’s cover this week is an interesting one. After years of pitting Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie against each other, the tabloids have found new meat. The meat? Renee Zellweger, the girl I would have never predicted for this kind of tabloid coverage. Renee has always seemed so low-key, so private, so secretive. But now here she is, sharing the cover with a pissy-looking Jennifer Aniston (and a small inset of Bradley Cooper) with the headline, “Why He Chose Renee”. It gets even more interesting: “After months of secret hookups, Renee and Bradley get serious – and Jen feels burned. ‘She doesn’t see what Renee has that she doesn’t.’”
While US Weekly hasn’t released any excepts of their cover story, People Magazine has a glowing (publicist-written?) piece about how Bradley and Renee “just click”. Apparently, Bradley likes how “low-key” Renee is, and their ass-grabbing, make-out trip to Barcelona was the real deal – a romantic holiday of two lovers:
The romance between Renée Zellweger and Bradley Cooper appears to be heating up, but the pair aren’t ready for the spotlight just yet.
“They get along really well and just kinda click,” a source tells PEOPLE in the upcoming issue. “Bradley likes the speed of everything. He likes that Reneé is low-key.”
The pair, who costar in the upcoming thriller Case 39, recently spent time in Spain together, then returned to the States, where they each went their separate ways – briefly.
On Saturday, Zellweger attended the premiere of her new movie My One and Only in Wainscott, N.Y., while Cooper was a guest at Alyssa Milano’s wedding in New Jersey that same evening.
But the cozy costars soon met up again. Sunday night, they attended a private party together in New York City, then were spotted at a Starbucks in Philadelphia on Monday.
As for why Cooper didn’t come to Zellweger’s screening and she didn’t accompany him to the wedding, the source tells PEOPLE: “They’re not ready for red carpets. They don’t want to be public just yet.”
We’ve debated time and time again as the status of Bradley’s sexuality. In my mind, it could go either way. He beeps on my gaydar, but I’ve been wrong before. Sometimes straight guys are just artsy and femme, but they totally love the ladies. Is Bradley one of those artsy and femme straight guys? Or is he a closeted gay man looking for the perfect beard? Also in question – is this a public relations hook-up? Both Bradley and Aniston belong to CAA, an agency that has a history of stage-managing their clients’ private lives. But Renee dropped CAA in June, and moved to the William Morris Agency. So, I doubt CAA wants their newest hot actor to be dating someone “outside” of the agency, they would probably prefer him with Aniston. If Bradley was just looking for a beard, or a convenient p.r. relationship, he would have stuck with Aniston. Since he didn’t, my guess is that he and Renee might really like each other.
Here’s Renee Zellweger at the ‘My One And Only’ premiere and shopping at Barney’s after promoting the film yesterday. Images thanks to WENN.com and Pacific Coast News. Also shown are Renee and Bradley Cooper at the airport in Spain on 8/8/09. Image thanks to BauerGriffinOnline.