Actress Keira Knightley has bagged herself a new boyfriend – a rocker from The Klaxons.
I can reveal for the past four weeks the Pirates of the Caribbean star has been quietly seeing the band’s keyboard player and co-vocalist James Righton after being introduced by their mutual friend Alexa Chung.
And I’m told Keira, 26, is hoping this union with James, 27, will work out in the long run. A pal of Keira reveals: “She’s extremely happy right now and really enjoying spending time with James.
“He’s a real rocker and a lovely guy with it and she likes that whole scene – lately she’s become far more rock and roll and has been hanging out with a really trendy crowd.
“Alexa set them up on a date as both of them were single and they hit it off straight away. Alexa’s taking all the credit for them getting on so well – she’s like Cilla Black when it comes to hooking up her friends.
“Keira’s really smitten with James but wants to just quietly get on with it and see what happens.”
The pair looked quite the happy couple when I clapped eyes on them trotting along Soho’s Broadwick Street towards Carnaby Street on Thursday.
But from what my source says she’s keen to “take things slowly” – especially after her high-profile relationship with actor Rupert Friend ended in January. “Keira’s been making sure things move slowly,” adds my source. “She certainly won’t be stepping out on a red carpet with James in the near future. It’s really early days.”
Well good for her – and congrats on the new man. He’s quite a cool catch...
[Extremely jealous if this is true - words can't adequately describe how attractive I find him...]