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Look Who’s Back Together!

A photo of Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter

You guys! It’s Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter! Or Dexter and Deb from Dexter! Or two beautiful lovers who were separated before their time by sickness (or Julia Stiles, whatever). Either way, the point is that these two were photographed together back on Wednesday, and, as you can see, things are looking a little intimate, aren’t they?

This glorious couple split up back in 2010, if you’ll remember, and the rumor was that Michael left Jennifer because he was cheating on her with his costar in that current season of Dexter, Julia Stiles. The rumor was denied, but everyone still had their suspicions, of course.

But then, just a few weeks ago, there was a new rumor. A magical, lovely, inspiring rumor. The word was that Michael and Jennifer might be back on, and that word was based on some sightings of the couple having dinner at a hotel, and then having coffee together the next morning, and I know I don’t need to spell that one out for you.

And now look! Those pictures! That look on Michael’s face! Either here’s in some serious love or he’s thinking about his cats. Either way, my heart is touched.

People has a breakdown of the date, and if you’re a romantic too, maybe stop reading right before the last paragraph:

The Dexter costars –who wed on New Years Eve in 2009 – and were divorced two years later – were spotted looking cozy during an evening out Wednesday in Venice Beach, Calif.

Hall, 41, clutched Carpenter’s arm as the pair grabbed coffee before heading to the beach to watch the sun set. Once there, the actor pulled his ex-wife in for an embrace.

“He is and always will be one of my best friends in the world. Just because the marriage ended doesn’t mean the love isn’t still there,” Carpenter, 32, told Today last October. “We take very good care of each other … we always have. I’m just really lucky.”

This isn’t the first time the former lovebirds have been spotted looking especially sweet post-split. At the PEOPLE/Entertainment Industry Foundation SAG Awards Bash last month, the seemingly upbeat pair was by each other’s side throughout the night while mingling with mutual pals.

But don’t get your hope up for a reconciliation – after another java fix was caught on camerain January, a source told PEOPLE, “Jennifer and Michael are friends. They spend time together. They work together. It was not romantic.”

Sorry, People, but consider my hopes “up.”  There’s no convincing me that anything these kids do together isn’t because of their deep, undying love for each other.

Oh, and speaking of deep undying love for each other, I didn’t see any of that last season of Dexter, but I heard that Dex and Deb are in love now?  Is that right?  Can someone explain that to me?

Images courtesy of TMZ

Rumor Mill: Dexter Is Dating His Sister Again

Photo: 'Dexter' costars Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter play siblings on TV.

So people were honestly a little skeeved back in 2008 when the couple ran away together and eloped. And that whole thing was very, “You guys! They aren’t actually Luke and Leia,” and anyway, I’ve always thought Dexter and his sister make an oddly good-looking couple. Don’t they?

Then, the drama. Is Julia Stiles some creep-o homewrecker? The world will never know.

We do know, however, that the Dexter costars are splitsville, finito, dunzo.

OR ARE THEY?!?!?! Page Six with the scoop:

It appears that “Dexter” stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, who finalized their divorce in December, might be taking a second shot at love.

On Tuesday night, Hall and Carpenter—who play siblings on their Showtime TV series, but fell in love on set and eloped in 2008—were spotted at Beverly Hill’s Peninsula Hotel, Radar reports. The next morning, the pair was photographed getting coffee together, meaning that the date could have turned into a sleepover.

“Michael and Jennifer were seated at a dimly lit corner table, sipping wine,” a witness said. “It was a very romantic setting and definitely looked like a date.”

The source says that the two were very affectionate with each other.

“When Jennifer got up to use the ladies, Michael squeezed her hand, looked up at her and she smiled. And when she got back, they held hands on the table for a bit,” the source says. “At one point, Michael leaned across the table and he and Jennifer kissed — a make-out kind of kiss, not a friendly one. They both looked really happy.”

The real reason I’m covering this is, I get so tired of breakup stories. Everyone’s always breaking up! Plus I adore these kids. You guys! Michael C. Hall might really be dating his ex-wife! I’m so excited.

(Image via The Inquisitr.)

Quotables: What Would Deb Do If She Found Out About Dexter?

A photo of Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall

“Would I be okay with it if I found out Dexter was a serial killer? I don’t know. I’m glad it’s not up to me. I feel that that decision is in the writers’ capable hands and they will justify it, and it will be the hardest thing I’ve ever played but I look forward to doing it. Is there room for it? Certainly. My instinct today is she would put her handcuffs on him. But it changes from day to day.”

- Jennifer Carpenter discusses her character’s feelings on her beautiful serial killer of a brother.

I don’t know about you guys, but I absolutely LOVE Dexter. I would say that I live for it for about 12 weeks every fall, but really I just ripped through the entire series last winter at an alarming pace.  Like I remember on New Year’s Day this year I laid in bed with my best friend and watched the last eight or nine episodes of season five – the one with Julia Stiles, the saucy minx – and that’s how I knew this year was going to be a good one.

What do you think would happen if Deb found out Dexter’s secret (and don’t try and pop in with spoilers from the books, it’s a little different)? Regardless, can you imagine the tension that’s almost guaranteed to flood the sixth season?  Do you guys care about Dexter at all?  We have a lot to talk about here, friends.

Julia Stiles Says Dexter Cheating Claims Are Not True

photo of michael c hall cheating on jennifer carpenter with julia stiles pictures photographs

And whether or not what she says is true, I’m going to go on the assumption that she’s telling the truth. If she’s not, well hell. It wouldn’t be the first time an affair has come out in its early stages, broken up a Hollywood marriage, and was denied, denied, denied … ’til, you know, weeks later at the very least.

Me, I like Julia Stiles a lot. A lot of people give her flack because they don’t think she’s relevant anymore, but you know what? Eff that. I think she’s a Wicked talent, was fabulous in The Omen remake, and was a part of the later years of my adolescence with 10 Things I Hate About You, Hamlet, and of course, Save the Last Dance (and I don’t even like dance movies, so there).

Julia had this to say about boning around with Michael C. Hall behind Jennifer Carpenter’s back:

“I have absolutely nothing to do with the split between Michael and Jennifer. We are good friends and enjoyed working together. This is a personal matter between them, and we should respect their privacy. Although I too prefer to keep my private life private, I felt compelled to dispel the rumors I was somehow the cause for this matter.”

Well said, Jules. Well said.

Now let’s just give it some time and see whether or not it’s true, huh?