Coronation Street’s Nicola Thorpe is dating Hollywood star Nikesh Patel — two years after splitting from co-star boyfriend Charlie De Mello.
Nikesh, 36, wished Nicola, 33, a happy birthday to his “favourite human beaver” and a “megababe” in an Instagram post a few days ago.
The actor has made a big name for himself in the States by starring alongside Gerard Butler in Dr Who, Starstruck and London Has Fallen.
He also appeared in the remake of Mindy Kaling’s Four Weddings and a Funeral.
In a smiley selfie taken on the beach, the pair looked good together, leading fans to call them “the good looking couple.”
Nicola also lovingly put her arms around Nikesh, surprising her on her birthday in her now-deleted snap.
Representatives for Nikesh and Nikola have been contacted for comment.
Nicola played Nicola Rubenstein, the daughter of murderous Pat Phelan in Coronation Street.
She eloped with her baby son, Jack, after his father shot him in a gunfight.
Freeing Street from his reign of terror, Anna Windus eventually stabs him to death.
The fictional Nicola then relocates to Bristol with baby Jack to start a new life.
During her time on the soap, Nicola enjoyed a 10-month relationship with Charlie De Mello, who played lawyer Imran Habib.
The pair were friends for years before becoming an item and remained friends afterward thanks to an amicable split.