Earlier this week we learned that actors Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds were spotted enjoying New Year’s Eve together (with a few of their closest friends) in Austin, TX at Sandy‘s NYE party. Today, the couple are splashed across the cover of US Weekly magazine with the headline, It’s On! Could it be? Are the former BFFs new lovebirds?
New year, new romance for Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds? Fresh off highly publicized, messy divorces, the sexy Proposal costars were spotted “partying the night away” together on New Year’s Eve at Bess Bistro (which Bullock owns) in Austin, Tex., a witness tells the new Us Weekly, out now. “They were very playful,” the onlooker says of Bullock, 46, and Reynolds, 34, who were “smiling the whole time and occasionally touching…What a hot — and quick — rebound for both of them!” … “I’m sure they’ve bonded over the breakups,” a Reynolds insider tells Us. “Going through a divorce is a unique thing to live through.” And while Bullock’s rep tells Us that the duo are “nothing except good friends,” Reynolds’ pal adds that the “chemistry” between the pair was obvious on the 2009 set of The Proposal. “Ryan always got excited talking about Sandra and liked being around her,” the source says.
Not so fast, says People magazine. They’ve got their own sources “close to the couple” that insist that any suggestion that Sandra and Ryan are anything but good friends “is ridiculous”:
Yes, Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds share a similar self-deprecating charm, dry wit and silly streak. Yes, the pair – who costarred in the 2009 hit romantic comedy The Proposal – have been close friends for a decade. And yes, the reigning Sexiest Man Alive, 34, and Best Actress Oscar Winner, 46, both split from their spouses within the past year. But despite speculation that a romance is brewing in the wake of their New Year’s Eve celebration, sources close to both stars tell PEOPLE that the stars’ relationship is strictly platonic. Any notion of a romance between Reynolds and Bullock “is ridiculous,” says a source close to Reynolds. “They have been friends for 10 years and they celebrated New Year’s with others. That’s it. They really are just friends.” Adds Bullock’s rep:”They all had a great time ringing in the New Year as they have in the past” … Dining and dancing with a group of friends until midnight, “they were having a good time,” says one party-goer. “They danced together. They ate together. They laughed a lot. But I didn’t see any making out or anything.” The close friends have made no secret of their mutual admiration over the years. “She’s this stunning, gorgeous woman – and she’s the only one who forgets it,” Reynolds told PEOPLE in 2009. Bullock returned the compliment: “I’m amazed by what he pulls off. And he smells good.”
I’m on Team People on this one. I do not believe that Sandra and Ryan are romantically involved … right now. That’s not to say that something couldn’t happen in the future. Ryan is very likely still reeling from his pending divorce from Scarlett Johansson so he’d be very wise not to get involved in a new relationship so soon after his split. That being said, I can see how these two good friends might end up falling for one another. I say … let’s wait a while and see what happens. They may not be together right now … but let’s see where things stand a year from now. What do y’all think … are these two doin’ the do?