Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Garner's day at the beach sparks romance rumours

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Garner have prompted romance rumours after being snapped by paparazzi spending a day at the beach together. 

The pair are both recently single after Cooper split from model Irina Shayk last year and Garner reportedly calling it quits with her beau John Miller not long ago. 

TMZ reports the two actors "looked flirty" together at Malibu beach this week, where Garner reportedly built sandcastles with a little girl that appears to be Cooper's 3-year-old daughter. 

Cooper and Garner starred opposite one another in the early 2000 TV series Alias

Entertainment Tonight pointed out that Cooper happens to be close friends with Garner's ex-husband Ben Affleck. In a New York Times interview earlier this year, Affleck thanked Cooper by name for helping him get sober. 

Cooper's love life made entertainment news headlines for much of last year, too. He and Lady Gaga prompted suspicions of a secret relationship during the press run for their movie A Star Is Born, in which they frequently embraced and gushed about one another in interviews. 

Gaga insisted the pair were simply friends, adding that fans saw love because "that was what we wanted you to see".