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Tom and Penelope dating

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Jul 18, 2001 | 9:45am EDT

Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz are dating.

The costars of the upcoming Vanilla Sky have "had a few dates" since they reunited July 6 at Cruise's birthday party, Cruise's spokeswoman, Pat Kingsley said, Entertainment Tonight reports.

The couple was seen dining at Wolfgang Puck's famous Beverly Hills restaurant, Spago, over the weekend.

Rumors that the two were dating began when they started work on Vanilla Sky.

This is Cruise's first public romance since his nasty split in February from wife Nicole Kidman.

The Spanish actress has previously denied rumors to being previously linked with former costars Nicolas Cage (Captain Corelli's Mandolin) and Matt Damon (All the Pretty Horses).

In the past, Cruz has been vocal about the media linking her romantically to her costars.

"Just because we are actors, it doesn't give anyone the right to ask who we sleep with," Cruz told the Calagary Times in April. "It's such an absurd invasion of privacy, which is why actors lie so much about their private lives. It's our way of getting back."

She also made it a rule when she became famous to not talk about her private life.

"I won't break that rule now just to put those rumors to rest, " she told the Calagary Times.

Vanilla Sky, directed by Cameron Crowe, will open Dec. 14.

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