Eva Amurri has a “wonderful boyfriend in [her] life”.
The 35-year-old actress has revealed she has struck up a new romance with a chef named Ian Hock, about a year after she finalised her divorce from former soccer star Kyle Martino, with whom she has daughter Marlowe, six, and sons Major, four, and Mateo, 10 months.
In a post uploaded to her ‘Happily Eva After’ blog, she wrote: "I'm beyond happy to share with you that I have a wonderful boyfriend in my life! His name is Ian, he's super loving, creative, handsome and funny, and we have a ton in common.
“He’s also 6’4’’ and makes me feel like a small little person which at 5’10” myself is NOT easy to do. LOL. Before you ask for ALL the deets (and photos), I’ll also share that he is NOT a public figure, and is actually a pretty private person. Because of this, we are still figuring out how we want to share parts of our relationship in a way that makes us both comfortable.
“Will you see his face eventually, YES of course. LOL. But I am also fully aware that being with somebody who has a lot of her life on public display is a lot to get used to, and takes time. I completely respect that. But I know you guys want some of the Tea, so I will spill a little! hahaha. (sic)”
Eva also stated it has been hard for her to “open [her] heart back up” following her split from Kyle, but thinks Ian is the right man for her.
She added: “There is nothing simple about moving forward in your life after divorce, or opening your heart back up after being committed to somebody for a long time. Nobody goes in to a marriage thinking that is where they’ll end up nearly a decade later. There is a lot of vulnerability in opening oneself up again after divorce, but also a lot of excitement and possibility.”
And the ‘That’s My Boy’ star ended her lengthy blog post by saying she feels “very happy and grateful” to have found Ian, as she encouraged others looking for love to “stick to your guns about what you want and are looking for”.
She wrote: “All this to say, I’m very happy and so grateful. I feel very loved. I’m so moved by the relationships he has developed with my kids. I’m also so grateful that Ian is so supportive of my coparenting relationship with Kyle. It means the world to me that he knows and understands how much Kyle means to me and to the kids, and some of my happiest days have been when we have spent time all together. I LOVE IT. To anybody embarking on dating after divorce, or thinking about whether you’re ready: there is happiness out there!
“It’s so important to stick to your guns about what you want and are looking for. Don’t settle! Don’t ever apologize for your journey, and don’t be scared to make yourself vulnerable and open up again. There are amazing people out there who will make the fear feel more like excitement. Sometimes the most rewarding leaps in life are the leaps of faith. (sic)”