Coombs, who portrayed Thomas Culpepper in the historical series, spoke out about his romance after ice hockey star and fellow Canadian Paul Bissonnette confessed to a crush on the new Miss USA on Twitter.com.
Bissonnette teased, “She’s a huge hockey fan. So you’re telling me there’s a chance?” prompting the actor to respond, “Nah, she’s into second rate actors.”
After her big win on Sunday night (19Jun11), Coombs cooed, “Pardon my French, but holy f**k! She won! Congrats to Alyssa Campanella, Miss USA 2011. I am a puddle.”
It appears the couple is the perfect match – Campanella is a self-confessed “history geek” who is obsessed with the Tudors and Stuarts period of England. And she’s a huge fan of her boyfriend’s period drama, which starred Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as King Henry VIII.