Mexican movie heartthrob Gael Garcia Bernal has found love during his time on London's West End stage.

The Y Tu Mama Tambien actor, 26, has begun dating a 18-year-old yoga instructor he met in a pub near the Almeida Theatre, where he is performing in play BLOOD WEDDING - breaking the hearts of millions of devoted female fans.

A friend reveals, "Gael spotted Naomi in a pub near the theatre and asked for her phone number. They've been secretly dating for a while and seem really keen on each other."

Bernal even snubbed the romantic advances of losing American Presidential candidate Senator John Kerry's 27-year-old daughter VANESSA, who is studying in London and recently made a move on the in-much demand movie star.

The source adds, "Vanessa was whispering in Gael's ear and flirting with him all night at the party after the show.

"She seemed quite disappointed when he went home without her."

18/05/2005 13:03