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His estranged wife Jennie Garth may be shy about dating, but Peter Facinelli appears to have no such problem. On Thursday, the Twilight actor, 38, stepped out with actress Jaimie Alexander, 28, on a very public outing: the Cinema Society screening of Breaking Dawn - Part 2.
"She came to the screening a little earlier than him," a source told People. "He arrived with the cast and they took a photo with Ashley Greene. They seemed like they were in a really great mood. She stayed near him at the screening."
Before the movie, Facinelli and Alexander enjoyed a dinner date at an East Village restaurant. "They had a great time. They looked like a very cute couple," a source told Celebuzz.
Alexander, who starred in the ABC Family series Kyle XY, appeared with Facinelli in the 2012 indie film Loosies and had a guest stint on his Showtime series Nurse Jackie. According to Life & Style, the actors have been dating since this summer, when they quietly enjoyed a romantic getaway to Paris. The Twilight screening marks the first time that Facinelli has gone public with Alexander to a paparazzi-filled event.
Though they stayed apart during photo opps, Jaimie and Peter stuck together at the after-party. "Jaimie was at the party all night," a party guest told People. "They came together, but did the red carpet separately. And then both of them stayed close by one another at the party. Peter also had [some of] his family with him."
We're guessing that "some of his family" didn't include Garth, his wife of eleven years, from whom he separated in March. Garth, 40, has been spotted on dates with several men in recent months, though she claims she's terrified of dating. "The minute I think I'm ready to start dating, then I realize, 'Oh no you're not,'" the actress told Jeff Probst on his chat show earlier this month. "I just don't know how to date."