Nicky Whelan, Chad Michael Murray


If you haven't heard by now, Chad Michael Murray has a new girlfriend following his split from fiancée Kenzie Dalton earlier this year.

The 32-year-old actor took to Twitter yesterday to share a photo of him and lady love Nicky Whelan passionately kissing, writing, "I am a lucky lucky man Blessed 2 feel the way I do with @NickyWhelan ! I hope each of u feels the same in ur world!"

So who is Nicky Whelan? Here are five things to know about Murray's blond beauty.

1. Her Background: Whelan is a 32-year-old actress and model and hails from Victoria Australia. Her breakout role was playing Pepper Steiger in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Since then, she's racked up over 30 acting credits, including a role on Scrubs and a part in the 2011 comedy Hall Pass.

2. How They Met: Murray and Whelan costar in the upcoming sci-fi flick Left Behind about a small group of survivors who are "left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction," according to IMDb. The movie also costars Lea Thompson and Nicolas Cage.

Nicky Whelan


3. She's Super Social: Whelan is very active on social media. She frequently tweets, most recently chronically the on-set antics that went on during the filming of her latest film The Wedding Ringer costarring Josh Gad, writing, "Ok so TODAY is the last day on #TheWeddingRinger ... What an incredible cast and crew ... #wrapday @mrgarelick our director ... CHAMPION." She also loves Instagram. Yesterday, she shared a pic of her and Murray from an event, writing, "Thankuuuu #luckybrand for having @chadmurray15 and myself last night And thanku @coletabedi for my storm trooper shoes !!! What would I do without u !!! #starwars #love #life #fashion #fun #loveuguys !!!"

4. She Has a Cause: Several years ago, Whelan became the face of the It's Up to All of Us campaign and was featured in ads all over London promoting sustainable transport (like walking and biking) and initiatives that benefit the environment.

5. She's a Dead Ringer for Murray's Former Flame: It's clear that CMM has a type. Whelan bears a striking resemblance to the actor's ex-fiancée Kenzie Dalton. Both have gorgeous smiles, bright blue eyes, straight blond hair and rockin' bikini bodies!

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