Hollywood beauty Rene Zellweger has been romancing Irish singer Damien Rice
on a string of secret dates.
The pair reportedly started stepping out shortly after the Bridget Jones
star split from her former beau, White Stripes rocker Jack White, last
But the couple - who are both intensely private - are desperately trying
to keep their relationship away from the media spotlight.
A close source says, "Renee and Damien have been seeing each other for a
while and they're both really happy.
"Renee is pretty intense and Damien is something of a poet so they're the
"They have been seen drinking in an Irish pub together and they certainly
looked very cosy but it's early days."
The 35-year-old actress has also been spotted house-hunting in Galway,
Ireland, fuelling speculation she now wants a home nearer the CANNONBALL