No, Justin Theroux and Aubrey Plaza are not dating -- here's why they were hanging out

Can't believe everything you read, folks.

Justin Theroux and Aubrey Plaza were spotted hanging out together in New York this week, which sent the rumor mill into overdrive -- but there's a very simple explanation.

"She and Justin are talking about a film project to work on together," a source told Page Six. "Aubrey is still with her boyfriend, Jeff Baena."

Plaza and filmmaker Baena have not only been dating since 2011, but they also often work together professionally -- so, really, there's a good chance that Plaza and Theroux were meeting to discuss a project involving her own boyfriend.

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CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 19: Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Baena arrive at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival - screening of 'The Little Hours' held at Arclight Cinemas Culver City on June 19, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actress Aubrey Plaza and writer Jeff Baena attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29: (L-R) Director Jeff Baena and actress Aubrey Plaza discuss 'The Little Hours' at Build Studio on June 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: Actress Aubrey Plaza (L) and director Jeff Baena attend 'The Little Hours' premiere during day 1 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on January 19, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: Actress Aubrey Plaza (L) and director Jeff Baena attend 'The Little Hours' premiere during day 1 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on January 19, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Director Jeff Baena (L) and Aubrey Plaza attend the 'Joshy' Premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on January 24, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Writer/director Jeff Baena (L) and actress Aubrey Plaza pose for a portrait during Sundance NEXT FEST at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on August 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Sundance NEXT)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 01: Writer Jeff Baena and actress Aubrey Plaza attend the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on March 1, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: Director Jeff Baena (L) and actress Aubrey Plaza attends the 'Life After Beth' premiere at Library Center Theater during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chad Hurst/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
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Plaza and Theroux have actually worked together before; in 2010, he appeared in a few episodes of "Parks and Recreation."

Of course, it's no surprise that the public encounter got people talking. Since splitting from wife Jennifer Aniston earlier this year, every move he's made has generated headlines. In recent weeks, he's been seen on "dinner dates" with director Petra Collins but has said they're just friends.

It will likely take some time before we see Theroux and Aniston go public with any new romances -- or rekindled old ones, if you believe rumors that Aniston could reunite with ex Brad Pitt.

"[Brad and Jen] have each other’s cell phone numbers and communicate from time to time," a source told ET last month, but they are "absolutely not together."

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LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 12: Actor Brad Pitt and actress Jennifer Aniston attend the 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 12, 1999 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt shopping in Los Angeles, CA. November 23, 1999
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371747 01: Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston attending the Los Angeles Premiere of the new movie 'Erin Brockovich'. Westwood, California. March 14,2000. (Photo by: Brenda Chase Online USA Inc./Liaison Agency)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Brad Pitt and wife actress Jennifer Aniston arrive at the 52nd 2000 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 10, 2000 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the premiere of 'The Mexican' at the National Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. 2/23/01. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images).
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston during 'Rock Star' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt during Spy Game Premiere at Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt arrive for the Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California January 20, 2002. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the premiere of 'The Bourne Identity' at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, Ca. Thursday, June 6, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 12: Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt attending the premiere of 'Along Came Polly' at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA 01/12/03 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 22: Actors Jennifer Aniston and husband Brad Pitt attend the 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards on March 22, 2003 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt (Photo by Steve Granitz Archive 1/WireImage)
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the Zeigfeld Theater in New York City, New York (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston during Warner Bros. Premiere of 'Troy' in New York City at Ziegfeld Theater in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston attend the World Premiere of epic movie 'Troy' at Le Palais de Festival on May 13, 2004 in Cannes, France. Aniston wears a dress by Versace. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
CANNES, France: US actor Brad Pitt and his wife Jennifer Aniston arrive for the official projection of US director Wolfgang Petersen's film 'Troy' , 13 May 2004, at the 57th Cannes Film Festival in the French Riviera town. Hollywood took over the French Riviera today as Brad Pitt and his co-stars of the epic movie arrived to present their 175 million dollar (147 million euro)-plus swords-and-sandals feature, being shown out of competition, in the blaze of Cannes publicity. AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
Actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston attend the premiere of Petersen's movie 'Troy', at the 57th Cannes film festival. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt at the The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston during The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Audience at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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