Move aside Naya, there’s another gleeful love update!
Mark Salling has a new girlfriend in his life. The Glee actor, 31, is dating 19-year-old Disney star and singer Denyse Tontz, the actor confirms exclusively to Us Weekly. According to an insider, the relationship is very new and “they are hitting it off.”
“Denyse is talented and beautiful on the inside and out,” Salling tells Us exclusively. “I look forward to getting to know her more and making magic.”
The new couple was first introduced by Tontz’s producer, the source adds. They bonded through each other’s music and are even considering a possible collaboration.
Earlier this month, Salling posted a snapshot of the twosome sitting beachside with a male pal. “Musical beach shenanigans with @sincerelydenyse and The Mill,” the actor-singer captioned the photo on July 9. The pair sat close in the adorable picture, as Salling held onto his guitar.
Tontz is best-known for her work in Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush from 2009 to 2013. She’s also appeared in All My Children, Disney’s Dog With a Blog, Workaholics, Dallas, and Melissa & Joey.
Salling was briefly linked to his Glee costar Naya Rivera back in 2010. The relationship fizzled when the actress keyed his Lexus in a jealous rage after finding out he was seeing other girls. “It’s hard to call it infidelity when they weren’t officially together!” one pal told Us. (As previously reported, Rivera secretly tied the knot with actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on July 19. The date was her original wedding date to rapper and ex-fiance Big Sean.)