The pair seemed to be in great spirits, smiling and laughing as they talked throughout the meal
The pair, who dined at Odys + Penelope Brazilian Restaurant, seemed to be in great spirits, smiling and laughing as they talked throughout the meal, according to Just Jared.
But contrary to reports, it’s not the start of a new romance. “They’re friends and they were catching up,” a source tells PEOPLE.
Rumors that the pair were dating first surfaced last year while they were shooting Southpaw, which centers on a middleweight boxer (Gyllenhaal) struggling to make a comeback.
During filming, the two costars were seen dining and even dancing together.
For Southpaw, Gyllenhaal packed on the muscle to play the washed-up pugilist. “Jake is going to change how people see him,” director Antoine Fuqua told Deadline Hollywood last year. “I had him training twice a day in the boxing ring.”
Southpaw hits theaters on July 31.