Ali Fedotowsky didn't find happily-ever-after with her Bachelorette fiance, Roberto Martinez, but she hasn't given up on the idea of a fairy-tale ending. In fact, the reality TV personality and 1st Look star recently embarked on a new romance with another small-screen star: Kevin Manno, host of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition on Lifetime, her rep confirms to Us Weekly.
On Sunday, May 5, the new couple were spotted on a cozy lunch date at Little Next Door cafe in L.A. Fedotowsky, 28 -- in a chambray shirt and purple jeans -- beamed as she leaned into her handsome, dark-haired beau, who carried two containers of leftover food and appeared to be laughing at something.
A source close to the Bachelorette alum tells Us the two have been seeing each other for about a month. "[He's] the first guy she's dating since Roberto," the insider says, explaining that she travels often for work and hasn't had much time to devote to her personal life. "Kevin makes her really happy."
Incidentally, Fedotowsky hinted earlier this year that she was finally ready to move on following her November 2011 split from Martinez. "I haven't been on any dates, but I am being more open to giving out my number, maybe, if I meet a guy and he seems nice," she told Us at a W Magazine and Guess event in January. "I haven't done that in a year. I wouldn't. I just really wanted to focus on myself, and I'm being more open to that now."
"I needed this year," she continued. "I needed it to make sure that I was really okay with me -- and I am! I really feel happy with me. I think that's the most important thing, and now I'm ready to find him."
Fedotowsky first appeared as a contestant on Jake Pavelka's season of The Bachelor. After choosing to leave the show for work, the former Facebook employee looked for love on The Bachelorette, eventually becoming engaged to Martinez in 2010. Manno, meanwhile, was married in 2011 but divorced his wife last year.