Now it can be told: Jen Aniston‘s & Bradley Cooper‘s media ‘fake-out" to get sexy away from the prying eyes of the world!

Jennifer Aniston‘s romance with Bradley Cooper is back on – in fact, it was never off. And Jen couldn’t be happier that everyone believes he dumped her.

The ENQUIRER can exclusively reveal that the Friends beauty and Hangover hunk had a discreet rendezvous at a private Washington,D.C., club July 18 – exactly one month after their first public get-together at a New York restaurant.

"Jen loves that everyone thinks Bradley gave her the heave-ho and that she’s fooling around with Gerard Butler, her co-star in The Bounty," an insider told The ENQUIRER.

The ruse is allowing Jen and Bradley to get to know each other better out of the public spotlight.
"Jen is thrilled that no one knows about her and Bradley," the insider revealed — that is UNTIL NOW!

"She’s really sick of feeling like her love life is always under a microscope. Bradley is Jen’s little secret."

Jen, 40, took a break from filming in New York City and dashed to Washington, D.C., for a secret meeting with her new Brad, 34.

 The two arrived at L2 Lounge, a posh private club, at 11:30 p.m.

"They sat off in a quiet corner, but Jen’s smile radiated throughout the whole club," an eyewitness told The ENQUIRER.

"She sipped Grey Goose vodka and pineapple and kept her hand on Bradley’s leg most of the time.

"They weren’t shy about being affectionate. Bradley kept whispering in her ear and kissing her lips and neck. They slipped out arm-in-arm about 1 a.m."

For all the details and intimate details of Jen’s super-sexy lingerie splurge for Coop grab the new ENQUIRER.