"Jen always had a soft spot for Bradley," a source tells PEOPLE
Is it more than a friendly connection?
“In the past few weeks, they have stayed in contact,” a source tells PEOPLE.
The two were first linked in 2009, when they stepped out for dinner in New York, but they didn’t really seem to click until now.
“Jen always had a soft spot for Bradley, and she thinks he is very attractive and charming,” the source says. ” Jen appreciates that Bradley is low-key, loves dogs and is focused on his movie career.”
Cooper, 36, is back in L.A. after promoting his new thriller Limitless in Europe, and the source says the actor plans to spend time with Aniston, 42.
Adds the source: “They have a lot in common.”