There are no two people in the world more in need of a fresh start than Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock. And on New Year’s Eve, they got their wish. It came at the end of a bad year. Sandra and her husband Jesse James’ marriage imploded in the spring, and two days before Christmas, Ryan and his wife, Scarlett Johansson, filed for divorce. After much speculation about romance between the longtime friends, the couple started the new year in style — with each other.
The scene was Sandra’s Austin, Texas, restaurant, Bess Bistro, where after a night of dancing, The Proposal co-stars shared a midnight kiss, a champagne toast and left the restaurant together at 2 a.m., according to witnesses.
A source confirms that Sandra, 46, invited the newly single Ryan, 34, and he quickly accepted.
“Sandra planned all along to spend New Year’s at the restaurant with friends,” says the insider. “And she was thrilled that Ryan accepted her invitation to join in.”
They turned to each other in their time of need — Sandra had been talking to heartbroken Ryan on the phone to console him after his recent split from Scarlett. And she obviously has the healing touch.
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