Actress Mena Suvari is already finding her new relationship with MIKE 'MURDA' CARRASCO challenging, because the two live in different cities.

The AMERICAN BEAUTY star is based in Los Angeles, while her new beau lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he is a breakdancer with professional troupe, Knucklehead Zoo.

The star previously dated JAY BULLOCH, her personal trainer, after filing for divorce from her husband of five years, cinematographer, ROBERT BRINKMANN, last May (05).

Suvari and Carrasco were apart for Valentine's Day (14FEB06), but managed to celebrate the actress' 27th birthday together on 13 February (06).

She says, "We'll hang out together as much as we can. I'm learning patience from this one. He's teaching me."