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New couple alert? Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth 'open to romance'

Independent.ie Newdesk and Agencies

Published 18/11/2014 | 11:27

Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence
Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence
Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin posed for pictures in Cannes
Elizabeth Banks (L), Liam Hemsworth (2nd L) Jennifer Lawrence (C) and director Francis Lawrence (2nd R) and Phillip Seymour Hoffman (R) arrive at a special screening of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" November 20, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA

Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth are reportedly ready to see where "fate takes them".

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The two stars play Katniss Everdeen and Gale Hawthorne respectively in The Hunger Games franchise. Their characters have a love story of sorts and it seems life could be imitating art, with reports Jennifer and Liam have grown closer while promoting the latest film in the series Mockingjay - Part 1.

"They intend on keeping things very low-key so they can both see where fate takes them," an insider told Heat magazine.

Liam split from his fiancée Miley Cyrus last year and recently admitted Jennifer helped get him through that because she is so fun to be around and helped him live in the moment.

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Jennifer is also thought to be single following the end of her short-lived romance with Coldplay's Chris Martin, and has apparently leaned on Liam following the split.

"They've always had insane chemistry, but they've never been single at the same time before. In fact, when they first met on the set of The Hunger Games, Liam's then-fiancé Miley Cyrus flew out, possibly to keep an eye on them, I think, because she was jealous," the insider said. "Jen and Liam have been friends for years and she's always confided in him about the drama in her love life. She's really leaned on him during all the drama with Chris. "

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Even before promotional duties the pair have apparently been spending time together. Jennifer reportedly invited Liam to see her in Los Angeles so they could go over strategy for their media tour, but it led to a more personal conversation.

"Jen started pouring her heart out about Chris and things got personal. Liam knows Jen loves koala bears so, the next day, he had an enormous stuffed toy koala sent to Jen with a note saying, 'Hold out for the perfect man,'" the source explained.

Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin posed for pictures in Cannes
Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin posed for pictures in Cannes

Although the signs are good, both the stars want to take things slowly. As they've both been burnt in the past they are in no hurry to jump straight in to a full-on romance. If they do it's thought things could go well though, as they both prefer to fly under the radar rather than have their love life splashed around headlines.

Elizabeth Banks (L), Liam Hemsworth (2nd L) Jennifer Lawrence (C) and director Francis Lawrence (2nd R) and Phillip Seymour Hoffman (R) arrive at a special screening of
Elizabeth Banks (L), Liam Hemsworth (2nd L) Jennifer Lawrence (C) and director Francis Lawrence (2nd R) and Phillip Seymour Hoffman (R) arrive at a special screening of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" November 20, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA

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