The Tudors star is dating history buff Miss USA

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.