Why Bradley Cooper Won't Date Jennifer Aniston

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Goodbye Renee, hello Jen?

Although Bradley Cooper has reportedly been back in contact with Jennifer Aniston since breaking up with Renee Zellweger last month, it's not a love connection for the pair, multiple sources insist in the new Us Weekly.

"They were looking at projects to work on together," one insider says of the Cooper, 36, and Aniston, 42, who were first linked in 2009, shortly before he began dating Zellweger, 41.

"Bradley loves Jennifer as a friend," adds the insider of the duo, who costarred in He's Just Not That Into You.

But, explains a Cooper pal: "Bradley knows that by dating Jen, he'd be known as Mr. Jennifer Aniston."

For more why Cooper won't become Aniston's newest suitor -- a recent family tragedy, his career focus and more -- pick up the new Us Weekly, out now.