The two bonded while filming the 2010 rom-com “Valentine’s Day,” sources say, and now 45-year-old Julia has taken Taylor, 23, under her wing.
“When they met, Julia was blown away by Taylor’s talent and beauty,” said a source. “They’ve stayed in casual touch, and Julia’s three kids have become big fans of Taylor’s music.
“Julia sees a lot of herself in Taylor, so she reached out to her recently to catch up and offer some life advice.”
The “Pretty Woman” star – who dated a string of Hollywood Romeos before marrying cameraman Danny Moder – started out by offering dating tips to Taylor, who’s also racked up an impressive list of romantic conquests.
“Julia’s counseling Taylor on how to find the right guy and how to spot warning signs when relationships go bad,” said the source. “She’s even suggested that, in the future, Taylor steer clear of dating well-known singers and actors.