Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Aniston
Fame; Splash News Online
04/14/2011 at 01:00 AM EDT
Is it more than a friendly connection?
A month after splitting
with Renée Zellweger
, Bradley Cooper
is getting back in touch with Jennifer Aniston
"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."