Andrew Garfield has been pictured sharing a ‘very cosy’ evening with comedienne Aisling Bea, sparking dating rumours after breaking off his four-month relationship with Rita Ora.
In photos obtained exclusively by MailOnline the talented pair are seen deep in conversation before a performance of Hamilton at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre, with a fellow theatre-goer revealing they also shared ‘kisses and caresses’.
Spider Man star Andrew, 35, and actress Aisling, 34, looked relaxed in each other’s company, just days after it was claimed Andrew had split from singer Rita.
New romance? Andrew Garfield has been pictured sharing a cosy evening with comedienne Aisling Bea, sparking dating rumours after breaking off his relationship with Rita Ora
A fellow theatre-goer seated near the pair told MailOnline Andrew and Aisling were ‘very cosy. At one point he appeared to kiss her and then playfully kiss/ caress her neck.’
‘They were deep in conversation before the show and looked really happy to be with one another.’
‘To be honest, they looked like a normal couple who were very comfortable with each other and in one another’s company.’
Date night? In photos obtained exclusively by MailOnline the pair are seen deep in conversation during a performance of Hamilton at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre
Kisses: A fellow theatre-goer seated near the pair told MailOnline Andrew and Aisling were ‘very cosy. At one point he appeared to kiss her and then playfully kiss/ caress her neck’
The Irish beauty, 34, is understood to be single after splitting with actor Michael Sheen almost a year after they were first romantically linked, The Daily Mirror reports.
Aisling and Sheen were spotted enjoying the Olivier Awards in London in April, although they didn’t arrive together or walk the red carpet.
An onlooker at the event said of the pair: ‘They stayed close all evening and Michael leaped to her defense when a reveller smashed a glass near her, making sure she was OK.’
They later appeared to confirm their romance by sharing a photograph online of them attending a charity event for refugees in New York.
New girlfriend? Andrew broke off his four-month relationship with Rita because he reportedly wanted ‘a more private life’
Single: Aisling (far right) is understood to be single after splitting with actor Michael Sheen (far left) almost a year after they were first romantically linked (pictured together at a charity event in December)
Her appearance with Garfield comes after his reported split with pop star Rita, prompted by his desire for a ‘more private life.’
The singer, 28, is said to be devastated by his decision to end their relationship after just four months, yet a source told MailOnline that their split was ‘amicable’.
A separate source told The Sun: ‘Rita is cut up about the whole situation. Andrew split up with her recently and it’s been hard going as they had spent a lot of time together.
Popular: The Irish star, whose mother is a former jockey and late father was a vet, splits her time between Los Angeles and London and has previously featured in BBC show Trollied and the Netflix Comedy Lineup
All over: Rita Ora’s brief romance with Garfield is said to be over after the Hollywood star told her he wants to lead ‘a more private life’
‘They spent Christmas together and she thought things were going well between them. Her career is going from strength to strength and lives her life in the spotlight but he told her he wanted to lead a more private life.
‘Rita had tried to do that and had kept their romance off social media but things didn’t work out.’
The reported split is exacerbated by Rita currently being on the other side of the world in Australia, where she launched her Phoenix World Tour in Melbourne on March 1.
Not feeling hot right now: The singer is said to be devastated by Garfield’s decision to end their relationship after just four months, despite the couple recently spending Christmas together
Here she comes: The singer was seen arriving in Perth during her current tour of Australia
Low key: Rita looked casual in a Tupac Shakur sweater and skinny jeans as she walked across the airport
The pair were last seen together in December while walking hand in hand through London’s leafy Primrose Hill.
A source previously told The Sun that the pair are in the early stages of a romance, adding: ‘Rita let slip to pals about her brewing romance about a month ago.
‘But in recent days things have started to heat up and she says what they have is the real deal.
Difficulty: The reported split is exacerbated by Rita currently being on the other side of the world in Australia, where she launched her Phoenix World Tour in Melbourne on March 1
‘It is still very early days but they like each other and are seeing what happens. Their schedules make things difficult but they have a real connection.’
The reported split from Garfield comes just six-months six months after she ended a six-month relationship with Andrew Watt in September.
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