Gillian Anderson, 46, reportedly asked Chris Martin out on a date.
The actress – best known for her starring role as agent Dana Scully in the iconic sci-fi drama The X-Files – has a soft spot for her long-time friend Chris, 38, and following the Coldplay frontman’s break-up from actress wife Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014, Gillian made her move.
A source told The Sun: ”They’re an unlikely combination but there’s definitely chemistry between them. Chris has always been keen to keep his personal life private so, as expected, the blossoming romance is very low-key. His pals are intrigued to see if it turns into a bigger deal.”
However, the mother-of-three – who has been married twice before, to Clyde Klotz from 1994 until 1997 and to Julian Ozanne from 2004 until 2006 – recently claimed she has no interest in dating younger men.
She explained: ”To me, a married man is simply a no go. I’m not interested in younger men either. I suppose I might ask a man out, but I believe at this stage of my life it’s better not to manipulate the situation. If it happens, it happens. What I am sure about is that I want my next relationship to be the one.”
Meanwhile, Chris has been romantically linked to Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence over the last months, with the pair recently spotted enjoying a date in New York’s Central Park.