Jessica Chastain's relationship with Gian Luca Passi de Prepusolo makes her ''very happy''.

The 'Zero Dark Thirty' actress has only recently opened up about her romance with the 31-year-old Italian fashion executive but revealed she is thrilled that her career and personal life are both going well.

She told 'Extra': ''I am very, very happy.

''It's a wonderful thing when a career does so well and your personal life goes so well.''

Jessica, 35, recently revealed she doesn't date actors and was thrilled to meet Gian Luca, who works for Moncler, a French clothing company.

She explained: ''I will say I have a rule I don't date actors, so he's not in the business at all. He's in the fashion industry.''

The sultry redhead has also admitted she is shocked to be considered a sex symbol and doesn't see herself as object of desire having been a tomboy as a child.

She said: ''When someone tells me I'm a sex symbol I'm like, 'What?' But I'll take what I can get. That'll teach all those boys back in junior high [school]. In fact, I hope my very first boyfriend, the guy I dated for one month and who broke up with me at the Valentine's Day dance - I hope that boy reads this!''

Although she doesn't think of herself as any man's dream woman, Jessica does enjoy getting flattering comments from the opposite sex.

She explained: ''It's a huge compliment when someone says you're attractive, especially when I was such an awkward kid - I was very tomboyish, with very short red hair, running around with cowboy boots on.''