Jaimie Alexander Confirms Romance With Peter Facinelli

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Jaimie Alexander and Peter Facinelli attend the 'Loosies' premiere at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City on January 10, 2012 -- Getty Premium
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Jaimie Alexander and Peter Facinelli attend the 'Loosies' premiere at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City on January 10, 2012 -- Getty Premium

Jaimie Alexander is speaking out about her budding romance with "Twilight" star Peter Facinelli.

The pair initially set tongues wagging when they stepped out together at a "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" screening in mid-November, and now, Jaimie has confirmed their relationship has blossomed into something more than friendship.

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"We've been friends forever and had a lot of mutual friends and we reconnected in the middle of the year," the "Thor" actress, 28, told People. "It was one of those things where I'd been single for a very long time and he was going through a lot. We sort of bonded."

Peter, 38, endured a highly publicized divorce from his wife of nearly 11 years, Jennie Garth, in March, and wound up working with Jaimie again on HBO's "Nurse Jackie."

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The couple began dating, and Jaimie admits the new dynamic of their relationship is exciting, but a bit frightening.

"It's very new to me and it's scary," she told the mag. "But it's also something we don't want to give up on because I know how it makes me feel in my heart. It makes me feel really good."

Adding, "He's a good guy with a great family and I couldn't be any luckier."

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Jaimie will next be seen on the big screen in "The Last Stand" with Arnold Schwarzenegger (January 18) and will reprise her role as Sif in "Thor: The Dark World" (slated to hit theaters in November 2013).

Peter is currently filming "Gallows Hill," a horror mystery film set for release next year.

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