After breaking up with Ryan in March due to their “hectic schedules,” she’s now tangoing with Ari Sandel, an up-and-coming Hollywood heavyweight.
Read the facts below to find out more about her new summer squeeze!
1. Ari Took Julianne on a Romantic Sushi Date
Starcasm reports Ari took Julianne out to dinner on last week.
The couple was caught smooching at Beverly Hills sushi restaurant Nobu, a hot celebrity hangout. And, Mail Online reports, apparently they stayed there for nearly two hours — visibly touchy-feely throughout the entire night. Ooh la la! Up until, that is, they realized they were being photographed by paparazzi…
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2. Ari is a Movie Director
Julianne Hough’s new guy is director Ari Sandel… What do you think of the new couple? #TMZLive
— Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) July 22, 2013
Born and raised in California, Ari studied Media Arts at the University of Arizona. Then, he received his Directing M.F.A. at USC’s School of Cinema-Television, after which he eventually moved on to become a director, according to Wikipedia.
3. He Won An Oscar
Ari won an Oscar in 2006 for his comedy short West Side Story.
His film was a parody of the classic musical, which focused on the tension between Israel and Palestine and won the title of Best Short Film.
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4. He Sent Julianne Flowers on Her 25th Birthday
Mail Online claims, after spending the night at Julianne’s the day prior to her birthday (the 20th), the handsome guy sent a bouquet of red flowers over to her house. Awww… How sweet! But, that wasn’t the end of Julianne’s birthday celebration.
Julianne Hough Celebrates 25th Birthday With Celeb Friends in Adorable, Surprising Way! (PHOTOS) http://t.co/kC45qKWYkX
— The Vampire Diaries (@Vamp_Diaries) July 23, 2013
According to a source, Julianne held a ’20s “Great Gatsby” themed party last weekend, to which Selena Gomez even came!
Birthday pals Selena Gomez & Julianne Hough lived it up last weekend with friend Lily Collins, rocking… http://t.co/taTcoJ74EU
— HOLLYWIRE (@HOLLYWIRE) July 23, 2013
The event was held at LA’s Cicada nightclub.
Sounds like a wild night!
5. Ari Kinda Looks Just Like Ex-Boyfriend Ryan Seacrest
Is it just us…?
…or are these two totally lookalikes?