AceShowbiz - Is getting through difficult time since splitting from boyfriend The Chemical Brothers' Ed Simons, Lily Allen apparently has found solace in the arms of "Harry Potter" star Rupert Grint. The two met last year at the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and have since then become very friendly.
Lily and Rupert, best known for his starring role as Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" films, were seen leaving a restaurant together, the Daily Star reported. Their being spotted together quickly sparked dating rumors.
"Lily met Rupert at the Order Of The Phoenix premiere last year where they swapped numbers and have texted each other quite regularly," the Daily Star quoted a source as saying. "After Lily's split from Ed things changed. Rupert offered Lily a shoulder to cry on and she's taken it."
The source added, "They get on really well and he makes her laugh. Last week they enjoyed a Japanese meal together in North London. Rupert drove Lily to the restaurant in his black mini and sheltered her from prying eyes. She is still dealing with the terrible start to the year she's had to face, losing her baby and splitting with Ed, but these two would really work as a couple."
Lily Allen and Ed Simons began dating September last year. She was once pregnant with their first child together but suffered a miscarriage back on January 16, caused them to lose the not yet born baby. The incident, unfortunately, made it hard for the couple to maintain their relationship that they later on split. Word on the block was that Simons dumped Allen.