ANGELINA FINALLY FINDS MR. RIGHT: VAL KILMER!

Published on: August 10, 2004

Angelina Jolie has found love again -- with a superhero! After burning through two marriages and a stack of boyfriends, Angelina Jolie has finally found Mr. Right -- hunky "Batman Forever" star Val Kilmer, say pals.

The 29-year-old "Tomb Raider" beauty is spending almost all her free time with 44-year-old Val, her co-star in the upcoming film "Alexander."

"Val thinks she's one of the most beautiful women in the world," reveals a Hollywood insider. "And he admires her role as a single mom and her work for the United Nations."

The two hit it off so well, they began discussing purchasing property and moving in together.

"They both admire the relationship of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell and Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins -- committed couples without the 'M' (marriage) word," revealed the insider.

THEY CLICKED

The two stars were introduced at early meetings for the movie last summer.

"Almost immediately, they both clicked with one another," said the insider.

"Val and Angelina started spending time together but kept it very quiet.

"They were both staying at the L'Ermitage hotel in Beverly Hills and keeping company together but neither one was ready to go public with their relationship."

When the cast flew to the set in Morocco, the romance got more intense -- and continued to flourish even after filming ended.

"Angelina and Val went to London for postproduction work on the film. When they weren't working on the movie, they spent all their free time together -- including romantic dinners at her place," revealed the insider.

One big reason the stars mesh so well is they are both devoted parents -- and love to talk about their kids.

Val has two children -- Mercedes, 12, and Jack, 9, with his ex-wife, British actress Joanne Whalley, whom he divorced in 1996. Angelina is a single mother to her adopted son Maddox, 3.

Besides romantic dinners, Angelina and Val took long walks through London's beautiful parks. While walking through Hyde Park, they stopped at the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.

"Angelina and Val sat on a bench in the garden talking and holding hands. The roses and other flowers were in full bloom and a fabulous scent filled the air," said the insider. "For Val and Angelina, it was a sweet and tender time that brought them closer together."

ANGELINA'S MEN

Angelina's dated a lot of eligible men -- most notably, Nicolas Cage and Olivier Martinez -- since her breakup with ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton.

And since the breakup of Val's marriage to Joanne Whalley, the handsome star has been spotted accompanying a number of beautiful women including actress Daryl Hannah.

"But Val told me, 'I'm in love with Angelina. I think she's the one,' " disclosed the insider.

The smitten actor even consulted Angelina's friend and former "Girl, Interrupted" co-star Winona Ryder about the best way to strengthen the relationship.

"Val and Winona had dinner recently at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills -- and the topic of conversation was Angelina!" revealed the insider.

Right now Val and Angelina are on different continents -- but they're staying in touch.

STAYING IN TOUCH

Val had to return to California to begin rehearsals on his new play. He's starring as Moses in "The Ten Commandments."

Angelina took off on a global goodwill tour, in honor of World Refugee Day.

While apart, the two stars are staying in close touch by phone. Angelina will be back in Los Angeles shortly -- and the two are making plans to get together, disclosed the insider.

"As soon as they are in the same town together, their romance should take off again." -- ELLEN GOODSTEIN