Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux joined Sandra Bullock and her new boyfriend Bryan Randall for a super high-profile double date over the weekend. The power group grabbed a bite to eat together at Bess Bistro, a popular eatery in Austin owned by Sandra, where they caught up over food and drinks.
"It was a nice intimate setting and the couples were very cozy," onlooker Rhonda Scott told People. "They seemed to know each other very well and seemed quite close."
Justin Diamond, another visitor to the restaurant, added: "Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were very handsy", and "every time she would put on her glasses to read a text message, Justin would caress her while she was on the phone".
Meanwhile, Sandra and photographer Bryan "definitely looked close as well". "The entire dinner he was rubbing her back with his hand and put his arm around her and was very affectionate."
Bess Bistro is renowned for its southern food, and the group dined on shrimp and grits. It was a bittersweet occasion for Sandra, 51, since her restaurant will be closing its doors on 20 September, and before leaving she went into the kitchen to say goodbye and thank her staff for their service over the years.
On their way out of the restaurant, "Sandra slid her arm around Jen, gave her a big bear hug and then they walked out from the table to the door hand-in-hand, with their arms wrapped around each other."
According to Us Weekly, Jennifer, 46, and Sandra become firm friends after dinner at mutual pal Gwyneth Paltrow's house last year. Sandra and her boyfriend were among the lucky invitees to attend Jennifer and Justin's exclusive wedding on 5 August, which was attended by the likes of Courteney Cox, Ellen DeGeneres, Orlando Bloom and Jimmy Kimmel.
Sandra and 49-year-old Bryan started dating earlier this year after he photographed Sandra's son Louis' fifth birthday party. "He's one of the nicest guys ever," a friend of Bryan's told the publication. "He walks into a room and makes everyone feel at ease. He's just a people person, really friendly, really gregarious."
Bryan, who has a daughter of his own, has even spent time with little Louis; the trio were spotted on 6 September at Sandra's other eatery, Walton’s Fancy & Staple in Austin.