Things seem to be going well for Peter Facinelli and the new love of his life.

The 38-year-old Twilight star is currently dating his Nurse Jackie co-star Jaimie Alexander, after splitting from wife Jennie Garth earlier this year.

"We've been friends forever and had a lot of mutual friends and we reconnected in the middle of the year," Jaimie tells People at a GQ event on November 29. "It was one of those things where I'd been single for a very long time and he was going through a lot. We sort of bonded."  

"It's very new to me and it's scary," Jaimie says of their relationship. "It makes me feel really good. He's a good guy with a great family and I couldn't be any luckier.

What does she like most about him? "Peter's a classy guy who cares a lot about the people [around him] and... he makes me laugh," she tells Us Weekly. "That's really more than I've ever found with anyone else."

The two will be apart on Christmas in order to spend time alone with their families, but they're hoping to ring in 2013 together. "Maybe we'll do something for the New Year. We're not sure yet  it's all very up in the air," she says.

Meanwhile, Peter will spend Christmas at his sister's place in Vermont, and he's looking forward to a white Christmas for his three daughters.

"I want to play in the snow with them this year," Peter says. "In L.A., we don't get much snow, so I'm going to take them to the snow."

It's not often you hear someone complain about the weather in L.A., but we suppose there's a first time for everything.

Source: PeopleUs Weekly

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