House, M.D. star Olivia Wilde has certainly given the gossips a lot of fat to chew since splitting with her husband, Italian prince Tao Ruspoli, in February. Since then, the actress has been spotted hanging out and flirting with a who’s-who of Hollywood’s hottest eligible bachelors, including Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, Bradley Cooper and Jake Gyllenhaal. And her latest flirt partner is rumored to be none other than the Green Lantern himself, Ryan Reynolds.
According to People, Wilde, 27, and Reynolds, 34, were spotted together Tuesday night, getting cozy in a back corner of the West Hollywood lounge The Troubadour. The couple reportedly shared plenty of laughs – and took in live music courtesy of True Grit Oscar nominee Jeff Bridges, who played a bluesy set – but left separately from the club.
Wilde and Reynolds were also seen together at a party on June 6 celebrating Reynolds’ Details magazine cover story. Reynolds, coming off his painful split with wife Scarlett Johansson, is devoting his time to his career right now, telling Details that dating seems “kind of alien to me at this point.” But perhaps Wilde has changed his mind? After all, she’s fresh off her own breakup and might be the perfect person to understand what Reynolds is going through.
Then again, Reynolds and Wilde could just be pals. Though the actress has been linked to a long and distinguished list of Hollywood hunks in the past few months, she’s never confirmed dating any of them.
In early March, Wilde and Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling were seen partying together after the Oscars, and they subsequently visited an aquarium together in Cincinnati, where Gosling was filming a movie. Could Gosling be Wilde’s next boyfriend?
Not so fast.
In early April, rumors arose that Justin Timberlake, 30, was Wilde’s new man, after the In Time costars were seen snuggling up at the Hollywood club The Roxbury. Wilde was quick to take to Twitter and shoot down the rumors, tweeting, “Cool it, honeybadgers. We are just friends and have been for years.”
Soon after that, Wilde and Hangover star Bradley Cooper, 36, got the rumor mills churning when they were spotted flirting with one another at a Hangover Part II bash in New York City. This time, an inside source claimed that Wilde and Cooper were, indeed, “hooking up.”
And, mere days before Wilde and Reynolds hung out at The Troubadour, the social butterfly was seen getting “touchy-feely” with actor Jake Gyllenhaal, 30, at legendary Hollywood hotspot Chateau Marmont. Other onlookers, however, noticed that Wilde was “very cool, and wasn’t fawning over Jake but seemed to like the attention he was giving her.”
Of all of these rumored couplings, we’re kind of digging on the Reynolds-Wilde love match. After all, who better to date Maxim’s “Hottest Woman of the Year” 2009 than People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” 2011?
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