Penelope Cruz finds love in the arms of Spanish actor Javier Bardem, spending a romantic few days in the Republic of Maldives (in the Indian Ocean) earlier this month. Penelope frolicked around in a black bikini while Javier wore black swimming trunks. Looks like the couple got real hot ‘n spicy out there!! Penelope, 33, and Javier, 38, are longtime friends and starred together in the 1992 dramatic comedy Jamon, Jamon“, in which they played lovers. They started dating after reuniting and working together on Woody Allen’s latest yet-to-be-titled Spanish project. Bardem received an Oscar nomination for 2000’s Before Night Falls, while Cruz received a best-actress nomination for Pedro Almodovar’s 2006 Volver.