[From People] I was kind of hoping Aniston had a new boyfriend that keeps quiet about their relationship and is happy just to spend time with her without broadcasting it to the world.Cooper is adamant that they’re not together, though, which almost rules out the possibility that they’re seeing each other on the sly.Whoever Aniston ends up with, or if she ends up happily single, we’re rooting for her.

The pair were linked after spending time together on the set of He's Just Not That Into You in 2009, though both insisted they were just good friends.

BRADLEY COOPER - "I never dated Jennifer Aniston"However, recent reports indicate that the pair have decided to get together after all.

A source said: "In the past few weeks, they have stayed in contact.

Actor Bradley Cooper says he’s not dating Jennifer Aniston, but hints that his mom is more than happy to read about his fictional romance in the tabloids.

As for where the rumors started, he says “I’ve met her three times in my life.” These two were first linked back in August, 2007, when they were seen having dinner together before filming started for .

Despite starring in separate vignettes in the same movie, they haven’t had many run-ins, Cooper maintains, and they’re definitely not dating.

They were also supposedly seen “flirting” after the premiere for Aniston’s movie that opened this weekend, Bradley Cooper has the approval of his family for his rumored romance with Jennifer Aniston.

The only problem: he and Jennifer Aniston aren’t dating.

Despite reports this week linking him to the Friends star, the rumors are far from true, says Cooper, 34.

“I met her 3 times in my life,” Cooper, soon to star in The Hangover with Heather Graham, told PEOPLE in Las Vegas Friday at a charity poker tournament at Caesars Palace.

“I’m very flattered.” “My mom loves it, but unfortunately it’s not true,” says Cooper, who split with actress Jennifer Esposito after four months of marriage in 2007.