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He left the Yorkshire Dales behind to pursue a career in Los Angeles.
And while Ned Porteous' Hollywood career hasn't quite taken off as yet, his love life certainly has as it's been reported that he's dating American actress Lucy Hale after meeting in the Californian city.
Reports - Days - Lucy - Actor - Joe
According to reports, it's early days for Lucy and the 24-year-old actor, who played Joe Tate in the ITV soap, with the couple spending time together in both the UK and the US.
A source told The Sun: 'It’s early days but Ned is really enjoying dating Lucy. They have both been in America recently looking for work and grew really close.
Love - Life - Lucy - Events - London
'Ned usually likes to keep his love life private but has been taking Lucy to various events both in London and LA.
'They have loads in common with their acting work and make a great looking couple – it’s just Ned’s fans who are gutted!'
Couple - Date - Night - Circus - Extreme
The couple enjoyed a date night at Circus Extreme in Richmond on Wednesday night, with the pair seen looking cosy.
Although the soap actor is yet to confirm his romance, he did recently post a romantic looking snap of himself and Lucy snuggling up on a rock in California.
MailOnline - Reps
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