HOLLYWOOD star Jason Sudeikis has grown close to former Page 3 girl Keeley Hazell in the wake of his split from Olivia Wilde, the Sun can reveal.
The star is even said to have named a character in his new Apple TV comedy series after the stunning model.
And the pair have secretly met up for dates in London as Jason films comedy drama, Ted Lasso.
News of their blossoming friendship comes after his ex was pictured moving her belongings into new boyfriend Harry Styles' Los Angeles home.
Last night a source said: "Jason has always found Keeley incredibly attractive, and has told pals he's had a crush on her since her Page 3 days."
He and Keeley became pals a few years ago, and stayed in contact, albeit purely platonically.
"When Jason found out about his wife and Harry, Keeley was one of the people whom he turned towards. During this time he was understandably devastated, but she was brilliant and incredibly supportive.
"He invited her to join him for a dinner with mates in LA, and their flirty banter quickly set tongues wagging. They have met up since, but obviously it's all very early days."
He further fuelled rumours by telling pals he'd named Juno Temple's character, Keeley, after her in Ted Lasso.
"Jason feels it's too soon to leap into a new relationship – he is in absolutely no rush – but it's a case of watch this space."
The unlikely pairing are understood to have become friends during filming of Horrible Bosses 2 in 2014.
Lewisham-born Keeley, 34, first sprung to fame as a Sun Page 3 girl in 2004, and after her last glamorous appearance in 2009, turned her hand to acting.
In 2012 she moved to Los Angeles, and had acting lessons, landing roles in movies including Horrible Bosses 2 and Like Crazy, alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Felicity Jones.
Last year she returned to London and briefly dated funnyman, David Walliams. In October she told The Sun she'd returned to England to "find love".
The We're The Millers star, meanwhile, is currently in London filming Ted Lasso. The pair are in regular contact, and have met up whilst in the capital.
Ted Lasso is about an American football coach drafted in to manage an English football team.
The character of Keeley is a model who plays for the English premiership team Ted, played by Jason, manages.
Hollywood writer and actor, Jason, 45, confirmed his split from Olivia after seven years together in November.
According to pals, he discovered Harry and Olivia's flirty messages after they flashed up on her Apple watch.
The Sun recently revealed Jason and Harry are currently both filming different projects at the same studios outside London – meaning they could be set for an awkward encounter.
The couple, who have two young children, reportedly secretly separated earlier in the year, with Jason said to be "heartbroken" over news of her fling with the 26-year-old One Direction heartthrob.
News of their romance emerged in January, when pictures showed them hand-in-hand at the Californian wedding of his manager.
The couple met whilst working on movie Don't Worry Darling in which Harry stars alongside Florence Pugh. Olivia directed the film, and earlier this week posted a gushing photo of Harry on Instagram, praising his "humility and grace".
Last night spokespeople for both Keeley and Jason declined to comment.
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