Kelly denied the speculations she dated Penn in July

By Karen Mizoguchi
Updated April 14, 2016 09:00 PM
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Minka Kelly and Sean Penn shippers, take two.

The pair were spotted at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Launch in Los Angeles on Wednesday, sparking dating speculation again.

Although they walked the red carpet separately, Kelly, 35, and Penn, 55, posed together at the star-studded gala and appeared to leave together.

The launch was held at Napster co-founder and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker’s home with a guest list that included Bradley Cooper, Emilia Clarke, Allison Williams, Katie Couric, Tom Hanks and Goldie Hawn. Rumored couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom were also in attendance.

Back in July, Kelly squashed dating rumors, claiming that she and Penn were just friends after he attended her birthday dinner. The actor had just split from Charlize Theron a week prior.

“Not my nature to address gossip but hoping this last one goes away already. Not dating a friend I had a group dinner with. #Sillymedia,” Kelly tweeted at the time.

Meanwhile in September, Kelly was pictured with ex Chris Evans, whom she has a long history of breaking up and getting back together. The couple briefly dated in 2007, and rekindled their romance in 2012. They called it quits in 2013, but they didn’t stay apart for long.