We already know 2015 has been the year of celebrity breakups.
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But there’s still time for it to also become the year of new celebrity relationships. Affleck might be next to join that list.
He and co-star Miller started the rumor mill turning with photos that leaked showing the two holding hands on the set of their new movie, Live By Night.
In the photo, Miller is wearing her 1920s-inspired costume for the film, and Affleck appears dressed casually to direct. Miller is holding Affleck’s hand tightly, sparking the rumors that the two may be the next hottest couple to hit Hollywood.
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But a source insisted to E! News that the photo may not be what it appears.
“He is directing her and his movie — a movie in which he stars in,” the insider reportedly said. “So while they not only share scenes, he directs her.”
The source added, “He also directs others in this movie, [but] no one seems to be interested in those photos with him and his male co-stars.”
Of course, a lot of the interest in the possibility of a relationship between the two stars stems from both of them having ended their long-term relationships this year — Affleck divorced from Jennifer Garner in June after 10 years of marriage, and Miller ended her three-year engagement to Tom Sturridge in July. Could we have another Blake Shelton/Gwen Stefani situation on our hands?
Regardless of what’s going on in Affleck’s romantic life, sources say he continues to put his family first, and that he’s been seen “out with the family since he came back to shoot in LA.”
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