Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix 'madly in love' after starring together in Her
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara are thought to be ‘madly in love’ four years after they played a former couple (Picture: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Hollywood stars Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix are thought to be ‘madly in love’ after playing a divorcing husband and wife in 2014 movie Her.

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In the movie, Joaquin, 42, fell in love with a computer as he and 31-year-old Rooney’s character divorced.

But now it appears the two actors are themselves in love, having fallen for each other properly on the set of their new biblical movie Mary Magdalene, which finished shooting last month.

And seeing as Joaquin is playing Jesus in the movie and Rooney is playing his lover Mary Magdalene, it would be an apt pairing indeed.

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They look good together in evening mode and casual mode (Pictures: Getty)

They were first reported to be going out by Page Six a few weeks ago, though Phoenix’s rep said they were ‘just friends’ at the time.

But when both missed the Golden Globes (despite the fact Rooney’s film Lion was nominated) it did not seem like a coincidence — and a source claimed that they were actually ‘holed up together in the desert’ enjoying ‘colonics’ at a spa. Ha.

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Meanwhile Rooney hasn’t been pictured with her 33-year-old director boyfriend Charlie McDowell, who she’s been with for six years, since last summer.

We hope he knows what’s going on, should it indeed be going on.

If they are together, it was a good move on Rooney’s part to wait until Joaquin had shaved off that questionable moustache.

Rome International Film Festival - 'Her' - Photocall Featuring: Rooney Mara,Joaquin Phoenix Where: Rome, Italy When: 10 Nov 2013 Credit: WENN.com **Not available for publication in Italy**
Is that a loving gaze? (Picture: WENN.com)

It’s pretty clear Joaquin — who previously went out with Liv Tyler, as well as a 19-year-old when he was 39 — doesn’t need to date a computer.

Metro.co.uk contacted the actors’ reps for comment.

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