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Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence


Are we looking at the silver lining of a breakup here?

Further fueling today's word that Jennifer Lawrence and longtime boyfriend Nicholas Hoult have split up, the Silver Linings Playbook star and her recently single costar Bradley Cooper were seen having a quiet dinner Thursday at Hollywood hotspot Katsuya.

And, perhaps trying to avoid exactly what was suggested today anyway (OMG, they're dating!), they left separately.

But, remember, Lawrence, 22, and Cooper, 38, had every reason to be on a dressed-up non-date together—they both had Oscar nominations and Critics' Choice Movie Award wins for acting in a comedy to celebrate.

Lawrence started dating Hoult, 23, the kid from About a Boy who's now the undead dreamboat in Warm Bodies, after they met on the set of 2010's X-Men: First Class.

"He is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I'm his best friend, too," Lawrence said of her British beau in the December issue of Elle. "He's my favorite person to be around and he makes me laugh harder than anybody."

In the meantime, we'll be on the lookout to see if Lawrence celebrates her probable Golden Globe win this Sunday with Cooper, too.