Alexis Knapp Hooked Up With Seth MacFarlane!

Celebrity News Jun. 26, 2012 AT 8:00PM
Alexis Knapp and Seth MacFarlane Alexis Knapp and Seth MacFarlane Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Turns out funnyman Seth MacFarlane and Ryan Phillippe have an ex in common.

Alexis Knapp -- who gave birth last year to daughter Kailani with ex-boyfriend Phillippe -- was quietly hooking up with the Family Guy creator earlier this year, an insider tells Us Weekly.

The Project X star, 23, first started seeing MacFarlane while she was pregnant (she and Phillippe split before she announced that she was expecting).

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Alexis Knapp attends the 'Ted' premier wearing a Vincent Peach jewelry.
Alexis Knapp attends the 'Ted' premier wearing a Vincent Peach jewelry.
Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

"She said she wasn't really into it at the time," the insider shared with Us at the premiere of MacFarlane's big-screen debut, Ted.

The reason the comedian, 39, is hoping to keep their relationship under wraps?

"He doesn't want to distract from Ted," the source explained of the first-time filmmaker. "This [movie] is his baby." (When reached for comment, a rep for MacFarlane insisted to Us that he and Knapp are not dating.)

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Still, inside their circle of friends, their status as a former item is an open secret. "Alexis said people in the industry know about it," the source said. "She really liked him and wants it to be official."

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