Kiefer Sutherland Has Been Not-So-Secretly Dating Cindy Vela For Three Years: Sources

Kiefer Sutherland may be known for playing the solitary “24” character Jack Bauer on TV, but in reality his love life is doing just fine.

A source close to ET Canada confirms that the 50-year-old “Designated Survivor” star has been dating actress Cindy Vela for the past three years.

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According to Page Six, Vela, 38, recently joined Sutherland and his band on their tour in Europe and are now said to be living together.

Reps for the couple haven’t commented, but our source adds, “It was no secret as they walk around the city all the time together and dine out in public all the time and toured Europe. It’s very sweet and normal, nothing overly exciting.”

In fact, Vela has even shared pictures with Sutherland on her Instagram feed over the last few years, including most recently a shot of him and the band in Glasgow.

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Other photos include one of Vela taken by Sutherland while sightseeing in Paris, another at Glastonbury where Sutherland performed, and even one going back to 2014 in London.

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#tbt to #London

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Hollywood Minute also got a photo of the couple taken Super Bowl evening when the cast of “Designated Survivor” were all hanging out after work.

Vela, originally from Texas, stars in the indie film “It’s Gawd”, and frequently travels to Toronto where Sutherland shoots “Designated Survivor”.

Previously, Sutherland dated Siobhan Bonnouvrier for three years until 2011, and before that had been married to Kelly Winn. The couple wed in 1996, and filed for divorce in 2004, though it was only finalized in May 2008.

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Sutherland famously dated Julia Roberts in 1990 after co-starring in “Flatliners”. The two were soon engaged to marry in 1991, but Roberts called off the engagement three days before the wedding. He recently praised Roberts for having “the courage” to make that decision, saying, “We were young and we were both very much in love, we had decided that we wanted to get married, but then this other thing kind of took over.” Sutherland added, “It wasn’t what she wanted to do, in the end.”

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