Love bites—unless you're Vampire Diaries stars Paul Wesley and Phoebe Tonkin, that is. The actors "have been dating since July," a source tells E! News. The lovebirds haven't exactly been keeping a low profile, as they were seen "cozying up to each other" and "kissing" during a Comic-Con party.
Wesley, 31, had already called it quits with wife Torrey DeVitto before he began dating Tonkin. "Their split was not yet public," the source says of the former spouses, who tied the knot in April 2011 and announced their breakup in July 2013.
Us Weekly, which broke the news about Wesley and Tonkin's relationship, reported that the new couple went on a double date with Ben McKenzie and Shelley Hennig at Soho House on Saturday, Sept. 21.
"Paul and Phoebe were 100 percent romantic—they were across the table from Ben all cozied up on the couch kissing each other," an insider told the magazine. "She had her head on his chest."
The PDA parade won't be a problem on The Vampire Diaries set, given that 24-year-old Tonkin has been cast in The Originals, a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Both shows premiere Thursday, Oct. 3, on The CW.
DeVitto—a former Vampire Diaries guest star best-known for her TV roles on Army Wives, Pretty Little Liars and One Tree Hill—has been busy working on a documentary , The Road to Hope, which focuses on child caregivers who have been orphaned by an AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa.