Credit: Michael Loccisano/Gett Images Photo: Matthew Settle With Girlfriend Leyla Vassighy During 2010 MBFW in NYC
2010 started out as a rough one for Gossip Girl star Matthew Settle. He divorced model Naama Nativ and said the break-up was "tough" — but now he's found a new love and things are looking up.

Settle has reportedly begun dating Leyla Vassighy and the pair couldn't be happier. "He’s been so happy, since he’s been with her,” the source tells TooFab of the couple, who’ve been dating since July. “They met through a friend a while ago, but they were friends first. They’re super cute together, and are very lovey-dovey.” Despite Settle being almost 20 years older than Leyla, the source says the age difference doesn't matter.

As for Vassighy, who works for fashion designer Brunello Cucinelli in New York, “She’s a lot cooler than his ex,” says the source. “She’s a real down-to-earth girl, and he’s a real down-to-earth guy. They’re both New Yorkers, and like to go out on the town together, to parties clubs and restaurants.”

Source: TooFab