The couple prompted reports that its on-set friendship had blossomed into a romance behind the scenes when Kennedy joined Hewitt to celebrate her 30th birthday last month.
He told Seacrest: “Yes, we are dating. Wow, I’ve never said that. We’re more than dating… we’re more than in love. We have an intense connection. She’s my Bella. I don’t want to bite her neck, but I want her to live… I’m in love, and I don’t care!”
And the actor insists the whirlwind romance was unexpected, adding: “I thought something would happen in my 40s. Hollywood makes us on our own train, and it’s like I have a co-conductor now.”
Hewitt split from fiancé Ross McCall in December after three years together.
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