Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler have fueled romance rumor between them as the two are seen showing off their chemistry in steamy cover shoots for W magazine, April edition. In the cover, Aniston and Butler are seen in a hot and dry desert where the "300" actor wraps his hands around her from behind.
The 41-year-old actress wears an Alberta Ferretti silk chiffon dress, Carine Gilson Lingerie Couture's silk bra and silk lace briefs, Stella McCartney garters and Lanvin shoes while the 40-year-old actor himself is seen sporting a polo shirt with his sleeve rolled. The pair spent 45 minutes in the California desert in mid-January for the shoot which consists of seven photographs.
Aniston and Butler were not interviewed in the magazine. However, the publication leads readers with an opener which reads, "Speed Trap: Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler do a little role playing in the searing heat of the California desert where damsels aren't always in distress and lawmen sometimes break the rules."
The man behind the cover shoot, named Steven Klein, is the same man who took a 60-page photo shoot of Aniston's ex-husband Brad Pitt along with his girlfriend Angelina Jolie in 2005. Pitt and Jolie were at the time promoting their big screen project "Mr and Mrs Smith".
Like Pitt and Jolie, Aniston and Butler's photoshoot is part of promo for their upcoming movie "The Bounty Hunter" which is scheduled to hit U.S theaters on March 19. Aniston and Butler star as Nicole Hurly and Milo Boyd respectively, with Jason Sudeikis, Christine Baranski and Dorian Missick joining them in the cast ensemble.
Promotional cover shoots aside, Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler have been romantically linked since summer 2009. At 2010 Golden Globes in Los Angeles, the two were said making out in the kitchen after drinking Moet backstage. Furthermore, during a recent interview with Men's Health magazine, the actor revealed that he helped Aniston in her Christmas event. He shared, "Over Christmas [Aniston] had a tree-trimming party that I went to. Yeah, I trimmed her bush." Being afraid of any wrong perceptions, he quickly added, "Sh-t. Please don't put that in."