What’s going on with Owen and Jennifer on set?

Every time Jennifer Aniston makes a new movie, the tabloids fall all over themselves, rushing to link her with whatever male lead she is working with. And when she’s not making a movie, Jennifer is rumored to be madly in love with someone new every week. Since Christmas alone, she’s been linked to Jason Lewis, Orlando Bloom, and a grip from her new movie “Traveling.” Oh, and somewhere in there she was supposedly hooking up with ex Vince Vaughn, too. Now, Star Magazine claims that Jennifer and her “Marley and Me” co-star Owen Wilson are having fun together- on and off the set.

Step aside, Kate Hudson!

According to a Star source, Owen Wilson has been cozying up to Jennifer Aniston in Miami, where they’re currently playing husband and wife on the set of the upcoming film Marley and Me.

“The hugging didn’t end when the cameras stopped rolling,” one crew member tells Star. “They were very flirty together, far more than you would expect. In between takes they were hanging onto each other. They are very friendly.”

Before they even started filming, Owen and Jen started bonding. Back in October, Star reported that they were speaking regularly by phone and Jen sent Owen some of her favorite books, including The Power of Now. At the time a source close to the actress said, “Owen has come to rely on Jen’s phone calls.”

Now, by all accounts, Jen and Owen, both 39, are having the time of their lives working and hanging out together.

“Jen wasn’t looking forward to it at first because she was worried about working with Owen, but he has turned out to be a real surprise,” an L.A. friend tells Star. “She’s finding out that he’s a terrific guy who’s fun to be around.”

Marley & Me, based on John Grogan’s memoir about his beloved Labrador retriever, is Owen’s first major role since his suicide attempt last August.

And it looks like his chemistry with Jen was instantaneous! “Jen is known for being a recluse on set,” says the friend. “But she’s having so much fun hanging out with Owen. She’s just really relaxed and happy, which is nice to see.”

[From Star Magazine]

I don’t believe this story for a second, and here’s why: The photos that go with the story of Jennifer and Owen hugging and smiling together are obviously stills from the movie shoot, in which they play a couple who owns a precocious dog. Of course they’re supposed to look like a couple- that’s what they’re getting paid to do in the movie! Now, if Star had coughed up candid photos of Jen and Owen snugging in a cafe, that would be a different story.

If I were Jennifer, I’d get pretty sick of all these stories about my love life. But who knows? Maybe she likes all these stories. It’s better than stories about a poor, heartsick Jen still pining away for Brad Pitt and the babies they’ll never have.

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  1. journey says:

    my initial reaction was no way! but on reflection, it seems right somehow. i can actually see this being real. having read interviews where jen admits she had self-esteem issues from childhood about her looks, who would she be more comfortable with, a model pretty boy, or a cute guy with a busted up nose. someone who could make her laugh. someone who would think she was a goddess. they even have matching hair colors in the picture.

  2. Bodhi says:

    I call BS too.

  3. Rebecca says:

    I’m not even buying the comments about how Jen was nervous about working with him. She went out with Vince Vaughn for a while, and unless everything we hear is untrue, he and Owen are friends. It’s not as though they’ve never met.

  4. mollination says:

    I can see how you might hang on someone and hug them off-set even when you’re NOT together. Just on the ONE set I have worked on (in a play on a much smaller scale obviously) i realized how close you can get to those people that you see DAILY for months on end. You pretend kiss them and pretend that you’re close to them for so long that you DO end up getting close to them. Your comfortable around them like family, like you have known them forever.

    So even if we do see candids, I wont believe that they’re necessarily an item. However, they do look cute together!

  5. anonyvent says:

    Actors are notoriously touchy feely. Hugging,snuggling, even a smack now and then would not necessarily mean they are in a relationship.
    I heard a story some time ago that Marion Cotillard (sp?) was always sitting in Russell Crowe’s lap during the filming of “A Good Year”. Didn’t seem to affect his marriage.
    I do wish the tabs would quit linking Jen to every single person she works with. It’s gettin sooo predictable.

  6. Mr. T says:

    They could be a good couple. Same age and they both have outstanding facial features – the chin and the nose.

  7. Syko says:

    I really hope, for Jen’s sake, that she is not as desperate to find a man as the media makes her out to be.

    Hey, Jen! There’s joy in being yourself! Then when you find a man he completes it, rather than being all there is.

  8. anonyvent says:

    Hey, Jen! There’s joy in being yourself! Then when you find a man he completes it, rather than being all there is.

    I really believe she thinks this way. Otherwise, she would have snatched up *somebody*, anybody, and paraded around with him, even ifit was to just shut people up. But she has not done that, she’s resisted the probably overwhelming pressure she feels to be in a relationship, and seems to be searching for the *real thing*. Good on her.

  9. Hank says:

    Gimme a break. If she’s such good friends with Sheryl Crow, she’ll have heard a couple of stories about Owen. She’s not that stupid.

  10. Tia C says:

    I totally agree with you, MSat. In those pix, she looks like she’s all made up for the shoot. They do look like they were taken either during, before or after shooting the film. She really does seem like the strong independent type. She’s GOT to be sick of all the theorizing about her love life.

  11. xiaoecho says:

    poor jen. it looks like the world isn’t going to leave her alone ’til she’s ‘completed’
    looks to me she’s intent on staying single until she finds ‘the one’
    good for her