Meet Jenna Dewan's New Man: 6 Things to Know About Steve Kazee

He's also an actor and has won a Tony Award

By Lena Grossman Oct 30, 2018 9:10 PMTags
Jenna Dewan, Steve; Getty Images

Jenna Dewan has a new man in her life.

In April, she and Channing Tatum announced they were separating after eight years of marriage. Since then, they've both gotten back on the dating wagon. On Oct. 26, Dewan officially filed for divorce and one day later was seen getting cozy with a new man at Mike Meldman's Casamigos Halloween party. An insider at the party told E! News that she and this mystery man "could not keep their hands off of each other." 

It turns out this new beau in her life is none other than the actor Steve Kazee.

As a source explains, "They have been dating for a few months. She was introduced to him by mutual friends and they hit it off right away. Jenna really likes him and is very happy. She has completely moved on from her marriage and is happy to have met someone new. Steve treats her very well and is doing everything right. She's hopeful about the future, but not getting too far ahead of herself."

The eyewitness also told E! News that Dewan and Kazee were totally open about their PDA at the Casamigos party. "They definitely seemed like they were dating and left the party holding hands. They were kissing in the courtyard before they exited," the insider shared.

On Monday night, the new couple attended Shark Tank alum Melissa Carbone's Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. An insider told E! News, "Jenna Dewan was at the Haunted Hayride last night with three friends including Steve Kazee. She was super nice and the group had a blast."

The insider revealed Dewan and Kazee "were super cute together. They were all cuddly all night and were holding hands throughout the ride.

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Sources told E! News at the end of September that both Dewan and Tatum are "casually dating" other people. A source said at the time, "Jenna is feeling ready to move on and to get back out there."

And so she has.

While the Magic Mike star is "hanging out" with another big celeb name—Jessie J—the World of Dance host is keeping it more low key.

Here are six things to know about Dewan's new man, Steve Kazee.

1. He's a Tony Award winner: Kazee won the coveted Broadway award in 2012 for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his role in Once. The play also won Best Musical that year, too. It turns out that Kazee has the G and T of EGOT: he won a Grammy in 2013 for Best Musical Theater Album, again for Once.

2. He has appeared on a number of big TV shows: The Kentucky-born actor's roles don't limit him solely to the Broadway stage. He has a pretty solid track record for the small screen as well. Kazee appeared in two episodes of NBC's Blindspotting as Clem Hahn and also during season 4 of Nashville as Riff Bell.

His face will be familiar for any Shameless fans out there, too. Kazee had a pretty steady recurring role during seasons 5 and 6 on the Showtime hit as Gus Pfender. He also acted on NCIS, Legends and Elementary.

3. He loves his dogs: According to his Instagram, Kazee is totally a doting dog-dad. In fact, he embraces it. "I know that all I post are pictures of my dogs. I am okay with this fact," he captioned one picture of his dog looking pensive while on a hike at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Another selfie showed the actor and his dog snuggling and he wrote, "True love."

In fact, he's a dog parent to not just one canine, but two. Their names are Violet and Stella. He got a little punny in one caption of the three of them: "Mi furmilia," he wrote.

Dogs are man's best friend, after all.

4. He waxes poetic on Instagram: Like the artist at his core (plus him being a Scorpio), Kazee oftentimes offers philosophical and lyrical captions and posts on Instagram. In June, he posted an image of two silhouettes embracing with the moon above them. The photo said, "When two givers indulge in a connection; it's magic. It's alchemy. I water you, you water me, we never drain each other, we just grow."

In April, the Once star shared an image of Violet and Stella looking on with the sunset in the background and wrote all about trust and love. "The sun sets and brings the dark but the sun also rises and brings a new day full of new possibilities. Trust yourself," he said. "Trust your heart. You're the only person who knows what's best for it because it is yours. You decide. No one else can decide for you."

5. He's a "proud feminist": In January 2017, Kazee was in New Orleans for a bit. He proudly attended the Women's March there and even donned a pink "pussy hat." He posted a few photos from the day and shared why the experience meant a lot to him. He wrote, "I am a proud feminist man and I was incredibly honored to march in the streets of New Orleans with my tribe today. Love will always win."

6. He stays active: Other than snuggling with his dogs, Kazee seems to really enjoy hiking, especially at Griffith Park. He loves sharing pictures from the hiking trail there, especially when his dogs are there with him! However, his cardio doesn't solely revolve around hitting the trails. He's recently posted pictures of himself at the gym in Los Angeles wearing boxing gloves. He captioned a selfie with his toned arms on full display, "Boxing does a body good."