MANILA -- Rumors have been swirling for some time that Paulo Avelino has found love anew.
And on Tuesday, the Kapamilya heartthrob broke the hearts of his legion of female fans as he confirmed that he is dating Filipino-Australian model Jodie Elizabeth Tarasek.
The "Promise of Forever" star happily addressed the romantic buzz surrounding him and Tarasek in an interview with Pep, saying: "Hindi ko na sasabihin kung kailan, pero kami na."
He added that he met Tarasek through a common friend, and that he likes her for her simplicity.
Rumors about the two started in July when a photo of them together went around on social media. There was also a video in which Avelino could be seen teaching Tarasek some Tagalog words.
This is Tarasek's first high-profile relationship. According to her Instagram page, she is a Manila-based model who has starred in catalogue shoots and commercials.
Prior to Tarasek, Avelino dated KC Concepcion.