Sources forCelebuzz placed Facinelli, 38, and Alexander, 28, at The Penny Farthing in the East Village, where they sat down for a nice meal just prior to the premiere of Facinelli’s latest movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part II.
“They had a great time,” said the source, who confirmed they are dating. “They looked like a very cute couple.”
Facinelli, who split from wife Jennie Garth in March after 11 years of marriage, worked with Alexander three years ago on the film Loosies. They reunited in Europe in August, while Facinelli was doing publicity for Breaking Dawn and Alexander was shooting Thor 2.
They were spotted together at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, according to sources.
A native of Greenville, SC, Alexander spent two years on the ABC Family series Kyle XY before going on to play Sif in the 2011 blockbuster Thor. She’ll reprise her role in the film’s much-anticipated sequel, Thor: The Dark Worldin May 2013.
Alexander will also star opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand, out nationwide on Jan. 18.
This marks the first time Facinelli — who is in New York filming Nurse Jackie — has stepped out with another woman since his split. Garth, meanwhile, has been linked to multiple men, including real estate agent Jason Clark and photographer Noah Abrams.
Check out more photos from Facinelli and Alexander’s day out in our gallery, above.