Ed Westwick ‘dating model Tamara Francesconi’ following split from long-term girlfriend and being cleared of sexual assault claims
Ed Westwick is reportedly dating South African model Tamara Trancesconi.
The Gossip Girl star has had a tumultuous time in the last few months after he split from girlfriend Jessica Serfaty and was cleared of sexual assault charges.
Yet it now appears that Ed, 32, has found happiness and love with his new girlfriend.
It’s official: Ed Westwick is reportedly dating model Tamara Trancesconi. The Gossip Girl star has had a tumultuous time in the last few months but is now said to have found love
According to The Sun, Ed went public with Tamara during a lunch outing in Los Angeles on Sunday, with insiders claiming the couple have been dating for weeks.
A source told the paper: ‘Tamara’s head over heels with him and Ed is proud to tell everyone Tamara is his girlfriend.
‘His friends and family all approve and think they’re a great match.’
MailOnline has contacted Ed and Tamara’s representatives for comment.
New girlfriend: Ed is reportedly dating South African model Tamara who is said to be ‘head over heels with him and Ed is proud to tell everyone Tamara is his girlfriend’
News of his new relationship comes after the star went through a tumultuous time in 2018, when he was cleared of sexual assault before splitting from his girlfriend of 16 months, Jessica Serfaty.
A source close to the model and actress, 28, told the Sun: ‘Ed did not dump Jess, I think they still love each other — they’re just taking time apart to work on themselves and their careers.’
The split came shortly after Ed was cleared of sexual assault charges after four women made accusations in 2016.
Former flame: News of his new relationship comes after the star went through a tumultuous time in 2018 after he split from his girlfriend of 16 months, Jessica Serfaty (pictured in 2017)
The district attorney’s office decided to go forward with an investigation into three of the allegations in March.
In a memo released in July, prosecutors said they were not able to collect enough evidence to pursue charges against Westwick.
Ed’s lawyer Blair Berk told TMZ: ‘The evidence was clear from the start that each of the allegations made by these three women were absolutely untrue.
‘It is a shame there are those who prejudged this case and that it took over eight months for Ed to be officially cleared of all of these charges.
‘I hope that those who made such quick judgment here not knowing anything about the abundant evidence of innocence in this case will hesitate next time before they so publicly accuse someone who has committed no wrongdoing.’
The actor also vehemently denied the claims on Twitter, writing: ‘I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.’
Cleared: The split came shortly after Ed was cleared of sexual assault charges after four women made accusations in 2016 (pictured in October)