Ari Sandel, Julianne Hough’s New Boyfriend: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Published:4:19 pm EDT, July 23, 2013| Updated:7:33 pm EDT, July 23, 2013|
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Julianne Hough, the Dancing With The Stars beauty whose last serious relationship was with Ryan Seacrest for almost three years, has revealed her new love interest, according to Starcasm.

After breaking up with Ryan in March due to their "hectic schedules," she's now tangoing with Ari Sandel, an up-and-coming Hollywood heavyweight.

Read the facts below to find out more about her new summer squeeze!


1. Ari Took Julianne on a Romantic Sushi Date

Starcasm reports Ari took Julianne out to dinner on last week.

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The couple was caught smooching at Beverly Hills sushi restaurant Nobu, a hot celebrity hangout. And, Mail Online reports, apparently they stayed there for nearly two hours — visibly touchy-feely throughout the entire night. Ooh la la! Up until, that is, they realized they were being photographed by paparazzi...


2. Ari is a Movie Director

Born and raised in California, Ari studied Media Arts at the University of Arizona. Then, he received his Directing M.F.A. at USC’s School of Cinema-Television, after which he eventually moved on to become a director, according to Wikipedia.


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3. He Won An Oscar

Ari won an Oscar in 2006 for his comedy short West Side Story.

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His film was a parody of the classic musical, which focused on the tension between Israel and Palestine and won the title of Best Short Film.


4. He Sent Julianne Flowers on Her 25th Birthday

Mail Online claims, after spending the night at Julianne's the day prior to her birthday (the 20th), the handsome guy sent a bouquet of red flowers over to her house. Awww... How sweet! But, that wasn't the end of Julianne's birthday celebration.

According to a source, Julianne held a '20s "Great Gatsby" themed party last weekend, to which Selena Gomez even came!

The event was held at LA's Cicada nightclub.

Sounds like a wild night!


5. Ari Kinda Looks Just Like Ex-Boyfriend Ryan Seacrest

Is it just us...?

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...or are these two totally lookalikes?

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