The former The Practice star and Rose ended their 13-year union in January, 2009 - and McDermott appeared to be put off from dating actresses for good.
He told the New York Post, "Right now it's work work work. I doubt I'd marry anybody in the business again. Our lifestyles are fantasy, not reality. You get out of touch with the real world. Although living alone and taking out the garbage does keep you grounded."
But McDermott has backtracked into the arms of The Bold and the Beautiful actress Wells.
The pair was photographed cosying up to each other on a Miami, Florida beach on 27 September (10). Insiders tell America's Star magazine they have been dating for approximately six months.