Newly single Jennifer Garner, 43, and Patrick Dempsey, 49, are said to be ‘secretly dating’.
The OK! Magazine report states that the pair who has long been friends is interested in exploring a more serious relationship and considering they both are fresh from their previous marriages, exploring a new and more serious relationship should not be a distant possibility.
The OK! reports a source saying that the couple have been hanging out together for months and Jennifer made the first move when she asked him out for coffee.
“They’ve been friends for years… it was only natural for them to confide in each other,’ the source revealed to OK! Magazine.
“As soon as they started talking, the spark was evident to both of them. Jen was relieved – and excited.”
The pair who starred in 2009’s Valentine’s Day had great chemistry while filming the romantic movie and “it was obvious to everyone around them,” says the source.
The rumoured pair also went out for a second date over dinner and according to the source, the date ended up “lasting a whole weekend.”
“Patrick has been treating her like a queen. It’s refreshing after Ben.”
When Patrick was recently in London for the filming of Bridget Jones’ Baby, the rumoured pair didn’t let long distance to come into their relationship and were constantly Skyping and texting each other, according to the report.
“They Skype all the time, and are constantly texting back and forth, even with the time difference,” the source told OK!.
“Jen is so happy… It’s been so long since she’s felt this way with anyone,” added the source.
Apparently the feeling is mutual with Patrick believing that Jennifer is his perfect match: “He can be a hothead, so talking to someone as calm and sweet (as) Jen is very soothing,” the source revealed.
Both Jennifer and Patrick are currently single.
Jennifer had split from her husband Ben Affleck seven months back over Ben’s alleged affair with their children’s former nanny, 28-year-old Christine Ouzounaian, which his spokesperson has denied.
Patrick’s wife Jillian Fink filed for divorce in January this year after more than 15 years of marriage. They have three children, daughter Talula, 13, and twin sons Sullivan and Darby, eight.