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The Tudors star is dating history buff Miss USA

Jun 21, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

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

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.

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