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Melissa George dating French businessman

Actress Melissa George has gone public with her romance with French entrepreneur Jean-David Blanc.

The Australian beauty first sparked rumors of a new relationship after she was spotted smooching Blanc on the dancefloor at a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards afterparty in London in February (12).

George's new boyfriend has now been identified as technology mogul Blanc, who accompanied her to the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this week (ends29Apr12).

The pair appeared happy to be seen together as they enjoyed cocktails at the 2 Days in New York afterparty on Thursday (26Apr12).

A source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "By 12.30am, the couple couldn't keep their hands off each other, leaving others gawking. George and the gent did not shy away from photographers, either, insisting that they be photographed together."

George dated hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons from July (11) until February (12), when he confirmed their break-up on Twitter.com and blamed "the difficulty of long-distance relationships" for the split.

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