Former couple Renée Zellweger and Bradley Cooper had a reunion at the Oscars

Jessica Davis

From Harper's BAZAAR

Renée Zellweger and Bradley Cooper enjoyed a reunion during last night’s Oscars, nine years after they dated. The former couple was seen chatting and smiling with one another during the ceremony.

Zellweger and Cooper started dating in 2009 after they met while filming Case 39, but parted ways two years later.

The pair largely kept their relationship out of the public eye, however Cooper told Entertainment Tonight in 2010 that he “loved coming to work and acting with her” because he could “learn so much from her”.

It was a big night for Zellweger, who received her first Best Lead Actress win for her performance as Hollywood legend Judy Garland in the biopic Judy.

The actress paid tribute to Garland in her acceptance speech, who never won an Oscar despite her huge contribution to the film industry.

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"Though Judy Garland did not receive this honour in her time, I’m certain that this award is an extension of her legacy," explained Zellweger. "Her legacy of inclusivity and generosity of spirit. It transcends any one artistic achievement. Miss Garland, you were certainly one of the heroes who unites and defines us, and we are certainly so grateful."

Zellweger has previously won at the awards for Best Supporting Actress in 2004, for her performance in Cold Mountain. The actress has received four Oscar nominations over her career, including for her much-loved character Bridget Jones in the first film of the franchise, Bridget Jones’ Diary.

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