Actress Kate Winslet is reportedly dating a young British model four months after splitting with filmmaker husband Sam Mendes.
The 34-year-old Oscar winner is said to have become inseparable from Louis Dowler in recent weeks, whom she met through mutual friends at a party.
Dowler, also 34, is ten years younger than Mendes and the Titanic star has apparently stuck up a close friendship with him.
Dowler, six foot tall, has appeared in a number of high-profile advertising campaigns and has modelled for fashion house Burberry with Kate Moss.
The pair are believed to have spent increasing amounts of time together recently and saw each other in New York while Dowler was on a fashion shoot, News of the World reported.
"They’ve been on lots of dates and get on really well. It’s early days for them but they enjoy each other’s company," a source told the newspaper.
"He’s a good looking guy and gets lots of attention when he’s out and about – but he’s not your typical model. Not at all big-headed. Louis has a good sense of humour and really is a lovely guy. He loves to surf and he’s really quite engaging and very down-to-earth," the source added.
Winslet, who won the Best Actress Oscar trophy for her role of a Nazi officer in The Reader, separated from Mendes in March this year. They have a six-year-old son Joe while Winslet has a nine-year-old daughter Mia, from her previous marriage to producer Jim Threapleton.
Their marriage hit the rocks after they shot Revolutionary Road together, ironically about a couple on the brinks of break up co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio. (PTI)