Drew Barrymore and Justin Long 'spending time together'

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long have sparked speculation they could reconcile after they started "talking more".

The 43-year-old actress and the 'He's Just Not That Into You' star - who is said to have recently split from Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry - dated eight years ago before she married Will Kopelman, and they are said to have been "spending time together" recently.

An insider told E!: "They are both single and they are spending time together. That's all it is for now."

The pair, who dated from 2007 to 2010, stayed friends following their split, and have forged a "very special connection and bond that never went away".

The source added: "[They] worked together and bounced ideas off of each other from time to time."

Drew is said to have a "fondness" for Justin, who she met on the set of 'He's Just Not That Into You' in 2008.

Justin - who split from Amanda Seyfried in 2015 after two years of dating - previously praised the '50 First Dates' actress, saying she is "easy to be around".

He said: "She's effortlessly charming and easy to be around ... She has this amazing ability to make anyone feel like at ease."

Drew - who was married to Tom Green from 2001 to 2002, and Jeremy Thomas from 1994 to 1995 - previously admitted she tends to remain friendly with her exes.

Speaking in 2009 about previous boyfriends, she said: "[They] are really important to me, and I am very close with them.

"Just because the 'in love' doesn't work doesn't mean the love goes away."