The former Friends star is believed to have first met Hopkins after agreeing to take on a guest starring role in her pal Courteney Cox’s sitcom.
The 41-year-old actress seems to be hitting it off with Hopkins as the pair shared an intimate conversation over a two-hour dinner at Italian restaurant Madeo in Beverly Hills last week, People reported online.
“She seemed very excited about her date. She and Josh sat at a more private table and they seemed to get along great. It was obvious that they don’t know each other well, but there was a flirty energy between them and Jen looked very happy…,” a source said.
“Jen has been in the best mood lately. She is trying to do whatever makes her happy, which includes going on fun dates with interesting men,” the source added.
Aniston has previously been romantically linked to singer John Mayer and funnyman Vince Vaughn since divorcing actor Brad Pitt in 2005.