Josh Hutcherson was spotted looking flirty with Emma Roberts, but are the two actually dating?
They were photographed together at a ping-pong club in NYC, which sounds like a fun place for two young celebs to go on a date (it’s a little more creative than a bowling alley, at least). They were allegedly looking pretty into one another while standing outside the door of the club, but sources close to Josh told Zap2It that Emma and Josh are just friends right now.
Of course this doesn’t mean that The Hunger Games star won’t hookup with Julia Roberts’ niece in the futureÂ—they’re working on a movie together and are both seemingly single right now.
Josh Hutcherson’s last known relationship with was his Journey 2 co-star Vanessa Hudgens, and it’s hard not to wonder if she’s regretting the end of their romance now that The Hunger Games has turned Josh into such a mega-star. Emma Roberts also recently got out of a relationship with Chord Overstreet, so maybe she and Josh are at the right place at the right time in their romance timelines (unless there’s really something going on between Emma and Zac Efron, of course). It’s not like Josh is going to pull a Robert Pattinson and date his costar Jennifer LawrenceÂ—she’s already loved up with her X-Men: First Class co-star Nicholas Hoult.
Young Hollywood does seem to be prone to co-star hookups, so there’s hope that Josh Hutcherson and Emma Roberts will end up dating. They’re slated to star together in the movie Aaron and Sarah, Neil Patrick Harris’ directorial debut about two young friends who fall for each other during their freshman year of high school. They then endure four proms and one funeral before graduation (hopefully, he gets the project going before Emma and Josh start looking too old to play high school students).
It sounds like a rom-com that will appeal to a younger crowd, meaning that Josh’s star will just continue to rise as he wins over legions of female fans with his awesome personality. But will he want to be tied down to a costar during his time in the spotlight, or would he be better off enjoying being single? What do you think?
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