People were pretty shocked when Penelope Cruz showed up sans Javier Bardiem on Oscar night, where she won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Maria Elena in Woody Allen’s Vicky Christina Barcelona. Soon enough there were rumors flying that the Spanish dream couple had broken up. And the whispers intensified when Penelope was M.I.A. for Javier’s birthday on March 1st.
But the rumors have been put to rest for the time being as it appears that the couple are, in fact, still together. As reported by the Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos, the gorgeous twosome were recently spotted together in Barcelona, where Bardem is currently filming Biutiful, and Cruz was promoting her latest work with close friend and director, Pedro Almodovar, Los Abrazos Rotos this past week.
Although the notoriously press-phobic pair managed to elude paparazzi, thus depriving us of the images we are all dying to see, Pronto magazine reports that the two enjoyed a romantic stroll along the water and dined at the exclusive CDLC-Barcelona restaurant before spending the night in the luxurious Hotel Arts.