She was also named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2009, Zellweger's first major film role came in the horror sequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), which she followed with a critically acclaimed appearance in Empire Records (1995).

Note by Kaiser: Lainey Gossip was actually the first outlet to report this, I think she deserves credit for her scoop!

Renee Zellweger is currently dating Doyle Bramhall II.

The 44-year-old has walked away from her acting career, favouring instead a stint as a director and producer, which has done wonders for her stress levels and love life.‘I just needed to put acting aside.

I needed to sit still and not to worry about the dresses and the hair and the travel and the interviews. I wanted to stop and be a girl for a while.’ After the Chesney disaster there was a heavy – if unlikely – flirtation with Sir Paul Mc Cartney, in 2007 plus a liaison with celebrity hotelier Andre Balazs, and another with comedian John Krasinski, her co-star in Leatherheads.

Still, perhaps these two have enough in common to make a go for it.

Both of them have suffered through enough of the broken relationship thing lately and deserve a fresh start, no?

This weekend the actress – now size 6 – appeared at a fashion event in New York showing off chiselled cheekbones, a heavy brow and a peculiarly smooth forehead.

And that’s largely down to a huge change in her lifestyle.

Her 30s and early 40s passed from one short romance to another, with actor Bradley Cooper and rockstar Jack White of the White Stripes among her beaus.

The parallels to Bridget Jones were often remarked on, a comparison which enraged and appalled Renee: ‘I’m not single, I’m busy,’ she told an interviewer, who enquired after her love life, before grimacing sardonically, ‘That’s my line.’It’s a comedy about a single mother who turns to a stand-up comedian to help her raise her genius child.

Still, I find it strange that Renee would go for John Stamos, who is admittedly handsome but in a very 1980s sort of way.