Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem cuddle up close at LA basketball game


After their appearance at the Oscars together, once camera-shy couple Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem took their love public again at a basketball match on Friday
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The pair were joined at the LA Lakers game by Penelope's musician brother Eduardo 


Also at the match was the Spanish beauty's ex, Tom Cruise. Accompanied by wife Katie Holmes, the Top Gun star reserved a court-side hug for singer Chris Brown 

22 MARCH 2010

After their recent appearances together at Spain's Goya Awards and the Oscars, it seems former camera-shy lovers Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are getting used to being paired up in public.

They certainly looked comfortable together as they attended a basketball game in Los Angeles on Friday, embracing and laughing as they followed the action from the sidelines.

And Penelope, who has just signed up to play Johnny Depp's love interest in Pirates of the Caribbean 4, would have had a chance to catch up with ex-boyfriend and good pal Tom Cruise who was also at the game.

The Minority Report star, who had a three-year relationship with the Spanish beauty, also seemed to be having fun court side with wife Katie Holmes.

At one point the actor jumped up to give a warm hug to singer Chris Brown, as well as reserved a high-five for LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant during a break in play.

Lakers home games are always star-studded affairs and Friday's match was no exception.

Other Hollywood big guns courtside included Leonardo DiCaprio and his Departed co-star – and basketball fanatic – Jack Nicholson, who no doubt relished his teams's 104-96 over the Minnesota Timberwolves.