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Jessica Lowndes' family smitten with new beau Thom Evans

Jessica Lowndes was taken aback when she introduced her new British beau Thom Evans to her family, because he instantly bonded with her father over their shared love of sport.

The 90210 star sparked rumours she was dating British model Kelly Brook's ex in March (13) when she uploaded pictures of the pair kissing on photosharing website Instagram.

The pair has now opened up about the whirlwind romance in an interview with the U.K.'s OK! magazine, and Lowndes has revealed her family in Canada is smitten with the former rugby player.

She says, "He was like a young version of my dad. They were inseparable - it freaked me out! My dad is used to a house full of women with me, my sister and my mum, so the second they met they hung out constantly. I know how crazy it sounds after such a short amount of time, but when you know, you know."

Evans adds, "I was slightly apprehensive at first, but they were the nicest people. I even went to an ice hockey game with her dad! We bought the T-shirt, the jersey, wore the cap back to front. He's super into his fitness and we had lots in common, so it was a piece of cake."

Evans split from Brook in January (12) after two years together. She is now back with her ex-boyfriend Danny Cipriani, who has also been linked to Lowndes in the past.

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