Actress Rose Byrne was in a relationship with Australian director Brendan Cowell for more than six years. That relationship ended a couple of years ago, and now the X-Men: First Class actress has moved on to, shall we say, a man with more of an ‘empire’ state of mind. As it turns out, Byrne is dating Boardwalk Empire actor Bobby Cannavale.

The couple have reportedly been dating over the last several months, and were recently caught out on the town on November 26 by US Weekly. The 42-year old Cannavale was seen spending time in a booth with the 33-year-old Byrne at the Killing Them Softly afterparty in New York City, although they did leave separately, and things don’t seem to be too serious with the couple as of the time of this writing.

Personally, despite the age difference, I think the match-up is perfect, and I hope it lasts longer than some of Cannavale’s romances after he was divorced from Jenny Lumet back in 2003 (Remember that weird match up with Alison Pill?). Both Byrne and Cannavale have stood out on the big screen (for me) in the past year with her stand out performance in Bridesmaids and his goofy, but greatly timed comedic performance in the highly under-watched Win Win. Pop Blend will keep you posted if the two actors kick up the romance a notch. Here’s hoping these two wind up with a happy ending so over-the-top it would please Helen Harris III.
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