I don't often get bummed when I hear of celebrity breakups, because a) I don't care about most celebrities (ironic considering my job) and b) break-ups happen to everyone, but I was definitely feeling more than a little, "Awwww" inside when I'd heard the news of low-key couple and breaking up a few months ago (They hold the same kind of spot in my head that The Amazing Spider-Man 2's and do: Funky, down-to-earth American girl and her adorable, nerdy Brit).
But might a reunion for the pair be in the works? Nicholas has apparently been "pursuing" her pretty steadily, according to various sources, especially after being spotted getting comfortable and cozy together at an L.A. eatery earlier this month. And though they arrived in separate cars at last week's Met Ball in New York City, the pair met up once inside and spent virtually the entire night talking, said the source:
Jennifer and Nicholas didn't walk the red carpet together, but they met up as soon as they were inside and spent the whole night deep in conversation. It was obvious after their dinner that there was still serious chemistry there and Nicholas has made it very clear he'd like to give it another go. He's been pursuing her constantly.
Somehow, I find the news of Nicholas pursuing Jennifer to be far less creepy and possessive than that of Justin Bieber pursuing Selena Gomez.
Jennifer was initially reluctant to rekindle a romance with her British beau, but since spending time with him, she's realized how much she's missed him, added the source:
Jen conceded that she had been thinking about him. They were once so close - friends think it's only a matter of time until they get back together.
The pair met while on the set of X-Men: First Class in 2010 and dated for two years before splitting. It was thought that maintaining an extremely long-distance relationship (He's based in London, she in L.A.) was what ultimately took its toll on the couple and caused the break-up. However, they have no choice but to spend a lot of time together, as both have returned for and are currently shooting X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
If they can work out the distance and timing issues, it looks like they might give it another go. They always seemed to be so in love with one another, with Jennifer being completely smitten with her boyfriend, gushing last year, "He has absolutely no idea how good-looking he is... He's my favorite person to be around and he makes me laugh harder than anybody."
Fingers crossed this is one of the few Hollywood relationships that works out.