Nearly two years after splitting with longtime girlfriend Diane Kruger, reports are surfacing that Joshua Jackson has a new lady in his life.
According to E! News, the 39-year-old star of Showtime’s “The Affair” has quietly been dating actress Alyssa Julya Smith, who is currently a host for the media website Cheddar (which has been described as “CNBC for millennials”).
The pair were spotted on a date in New York City’s Central Park on Saturday, while a source told E! news the relationship has “been going on for several months now.”
The source added that because Smith, 31, lives in Los Angeles and Jackson is currently living in New York while appearing in “Children of a Lesser God” on Broadway, they pair have been have been working at a long-distance relationship, seeing each other whenever they can manage to be in the same place.
ET Canada reached out to a rep for Jackson, who says that Jackson and Smith are ” friends only – not dating,” describing E! News’ report as “not accurate.”
Meanwhile, another source had previously told the Daily Mail that Jackson had begun to play the field — even using dating apps — since his 10-year relationship with Kruger ended; Kruger is currently dating “Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus, and the couple is reportedly expecting a baby together.
“He’s still cut up about Norman and Diane, but getting back into the dating scene has been a welcome distraction,” said the source.
“It won’t be surprising if he’s seen with a lot of other women in the coming weeks, but the ones he’s been seeing so far haven’t been involved in the showbiz industry,” the source added.