For divorce attorneys in Pasadena, ringing in the New Year with co-workers may not sound that exciting. Then again, we don't have coworkers who look like Ryan Reynolds or Sandra Bullock. The costars of the 2009 comedy hit The Proposal were spotted hanging out together on New Year's Eve, sending gossip hounds into a 2011 tizzy about whether the long-term friends are becoming romantically involved.
Bullock hosts an annual New Year's Eve dinner for her close friends at her Austin, Texas, restaurant Bess Bistro. This year's festivities were Roaring Twenties-themed and guests were gussied up in their flapper and gangster getups. Bullock's friend and former co-star Reynolds was in attendance and flying solo. The duo, according to sources, appeared close and didn't hide from photographers.
"They danced the night away and were there until after 1 a.m.," a source told Radaronline.com.
Reynolds and Bullock caused waves in Austin a month ago when they were seen at another restaurant owned by Bullock, Walton's Fancy & Staple. The two have maintained they are simply friends and have known each other for years.
In summer 2009, Reynolds told Entertainment Tonight about his experience working with Bullock on The Proposal.
"I had the most incredible fortune to be working with a dance partner like Sandra Bullock," Reynolds said. "I've known her for about nine years so you don't often get a chance to do a film like this with your good buddy."
Camps for both actors have denied requests for comment regarding their recent public outings.
Meanwhile, Sandra Bullock and Sunny James, the daughter of her ex-husband Jesse James, were seen hanging out on Christmas Day.
"Even although Sandra and her father are no longer together, they have remained in touch," a source told Radaronline.com. "Despite everything that has happened between Sandra and Jesse, Sandra has remained in touch with Sunny and his other two kids."