Date: 30th April 2001
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY still loves ex-girlfriend SANDRA BULLOCK, and hasn't ruled out the possibility they'll get back together one day.
The U-571 (2000) hunk, is still very close friends with SPEED (1994) star Bullock, 36, who lives near him in their native Texas, and says that he's never stopped loving her.
McConaughey says, "We both have a lot of strong feelings for each other, but it's not the right time right now. It wasn't the right time before. I do love her, and will always love her. Absolutely."
And McConaughey, who has also dated actresses Renée ZELLWEGER and ASHLEY JUDD and is currently dating TV star SALLI RICHARDSON, says that he still believes he and Bullock may be a couple again one day. He says, "I wouldn't rule it out. I wouldn't, you know." (LE/DTR/PDD)