A close inside source has revealed to the NY Daily News that Penélope Cruz and her longtime boyfriend Javier Bardem are secretly engaged to be married!
"They're telling friends they will get married," says the source, a friend of the intensely private pair who heard the news directly from one of them.
Although the duo has yet to confirm publicly that they are even a couple, they have been dating for quite a while. As a matter of fact, sparks first flew between the two when they were filming Jamón, Jamón in 1992—an intensely sexual movie that apparently benefited from the young couples off-screen practice. Although there is only a five year age difference between the two, Pené was 16 and Bardem was 21 when Jamón was filmed and the romance fizzled. Cruz cut the relationship off, but it wasn't long before they were cast together again for 1997's Live Flesh.
They were reunited more recently for Woody Allen's brilliant Vicky Cristina Barcelona and the rest, as they say, is history. We hope this report is true but in any case, felicidades to Pené & Javier!