Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds spent New Year's Eve celebrating in Austin, Texas ... but despite what you want to think, it was friendly. That's it.
"A group of old friends that included Ryan and Sandra spent New Year's together at Sandra's restaurant Bess Bistro," her rep confirmed ... however:
"Ryan, Sandra and the whole group had a great time ringing in the New Year as they have in the past ... as nothing more than friends."
Hey, they're both newly available ...
Despite speculation, a source close to Reynolds echoes the sentiment that there's nothing romantic in real life between the on-screen lovebirds.
Bullock, who has been friendly with both Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds from before they split up, stopped by the table to say hello.
Anything aside from that is purely wishful thinking ... but come on, how hard do you want these two to get together? We can totally see it ...