By Amber Goodhand - Radar Reporter
Not only were they photographed at the Mondrian hotel's SkyBar in June, but now RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that the Braveheart star and Laura shared fun times together at his Malibu home around the time she became pregnant.
"They do know each other and they've spent time together," a source very close to the situation told RadarOnline.com.
"Laura has been to his house for parties and they've been seen together so for him to outright deny he knows her is ridiculous."
As Star magazine first reported via RadarOnline.com, Laura has been bragging to friends since her summer tryst with the Oscar-winning actor that he is the father of her baby.
“Laura’s being as secretive as she can be about it,” the insider told Star. “But she’s really showing now, and people are beginning to ask the question: ‘Who’s the daddy?’”
And while both Laura and Mel have denied the claim when contacted for comment, and a source close to Mel insists that it’s “physically impossible” for the 55-year-old actor to have fathered the child, Laura's friends are adamant that it's all just an elaborate cover-up.
If Laura’s sensational claims prove to be true, this will be the ninth child for Mel -- he has seven children with his soon-to-be-ex-wife, Robyn Moore, and a daughter, Lucia, from his relationship with Russian pianist/singer Oksana Grigorieva.
Laura already has three other children of her own, from two previous relationships.
“Laura and Mel met through some mutual friends in Malibu, and the chemistry was instant,” the source revealed.