The 49-year-old single dad, whom Bullock, 51, started quietly dating earlier this year after he photographed her 5-year-old son Louis’ birthday party, has modeled for brands including Hugo Boss and Saint Laurent. He’s even posed with a Sandy look-alike (model Jana Stella) in a sexy 2011 Kinfolk magazine shoot.
And it’s not just his handsome features that make him a gem. “He really is one of the nicest guys ever,” a pal of the photographer, who is from Portland, Ore., tells Us. “He walks into a room and makes everyone feel at ease. He’s just a people person, really friendly, very gregarious.”
He’s especially friendly toward Bullock, whom he dined with at West Hollywood hot spot Craig’s on Aug. 27. “He was stroking Sandra’s hair and being touchy-feely,” an eyewitness tells Us. “They were very cozy.”
Bullock has had her fair share of relationship blues. In 2010, the Oscar winner and her ex-husband, Jesse James, split after he confessed to cheating on her with numerous other women. “I’ve been on the floor and I’ve been heartbroken,” Bullock told The Mirror in 2013 of her split. “I didn’t know how I was going to stand up. But I just gave it time. You don’t think it will pass when you’re in the middle of it, but it does.”
Fast-forward to present day and the Gravity star is smitten as ever with her handsome new beau. “Sandra’s clearly happy with him,” a source confirms.
Pick up this week’s issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands Wednesday, Sept. 2, for more details on Bullock’s budding romance.
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