It’s been two months since reports surfaced that Paul Wesley was dating his former Vampire Diaries co-star Phoebe Tonkin, but until now, we’ve only gotten hints that the story is true.

However, on November 23, the rumored couple were spotted for the first time since news of their relationship broke, and they didn’t seem to mind being seen. The duo were photographed strolling arm-in-arm through the SoHo neighborhood in NYC, wearing matching black outfits and sharing a few laughs.

Up until now, Paul and Phoebe have taken careful pains not to be too open about their relationship. Even though the 24-year-old actress recently spent the weekend bonding with the Wasilewskis in Atlanta, none of the photos shared on Instagram showed both her and Paul.

Fans of the 31-year-old actor were shocked when he announced he was getting a divorce from Torrey DeVitto after two years of marriage. Thankfully, it seems to have been a relatively low-key split, and Paul’s not the only one who’s moved on. In late October, Torrey confirmed that she’s in a relationship with 20-year-old pro surfer, Carlos Munoz.

Are you happy to see Paul and Phoebe finally coming clean about their status? Or perhaps, like us, you’re a still a bit devastated over the split. Let us know in the comments below!

Click here to see photos of Paul and Phoebe out for the first time as a couple.


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