The star was introduced to the young British model at a party thrown by friends
Kate Winslet has reportedly struck up a ‘close friendship’ with British model Louis Dowler, after separating from her husband Sam Mendes.
The pair were said to have been introduced at a friend’s dinner party, and have been on ‘lots of dates’, the News of the World reports.
In fact the pair are so smitten, rumours suggest they have become ‘inseparable’ in recent weeks.
Louis – who is 10 years Kate’s junior – has modeled for Burberry, Paco Rabanne and Paul Smith.
But despite a glittering career, friends say he’s very down to earth. ‘He’s a good looking guy and gets lots of attention when he’s out and about – but he’s not your typical model. Not at all big-headed,’ one told the newspaper.
And it seems Kate and Louis have quietly been going on dates to get to know each other.
‘They’ve been on lots of dates and get on really well. It’s early days for them but they enjoy each other’s company,’ one insider revealed.
‘Louis has a good sense of humour and really is a lovely guy. He loves to surf and he’s really quite engaging and very down-to-earth.’
But with Kate based in New York, and currently shooting in Rome, and Louis based in London, the pair have been juggling their diaries in an effort to meet up.
And it seems they are keen to keep their relationship relatively quiet for now.
‘They have been desperate to keep the relationship under wraps so they’ve been a bit low-key so far,’ the source added.
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