The pair will appear on the cover of US fashion magazine W in its future edition. The pics, taken in the desert outside LA, reveal slender Aniston in skimpy underwear while burly Butler poses as a leather-clad New York policeman.
The 40-year-old former Friends star and The Ugly Truth star Gerard, also 40, put on a flirty display at the Golden Globes last weekend, fuelling speculation that time spent filming upcoming thriller 'The Bounty Hunter" together has led to an off-screen affair.
And the images are sure to provoke yet more comparisons between the Aniston and Joile, who posed with Brad Pitt for the magazine in 2008. “For two days Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler were in the desert outside LA creating these really hot pictures. The result is the raciest cover in the history of W. Those pictures of Brad and Angelina? Forget it," the Daily Express quoted a source at the magazine as saying. “Jen has a natural and effortless sexiness compared to Angelina"s very stylised look. And you have Gerry who is just the epitome of a manly man, dressed in a cop uniform. These photos will do nothing to quell the rumours of their romance - quite the opposite in fact," the source added.