Actor Michael Fassbender has been linked to Gerard Butler's ex-girlfriend Madalina Ghenea after the model posted a cryptic photographic clue online.

Scottish actor Butler split from the Romanian beauty last year (13) after more than 12 months of dating, and now she is rumoured to have found love again with Prometheus star Fassbender.

Reports suggest Ghenea and Fassbender enjoyed a trip to New Zealand together in November (13) and rang in the New Year (14) in her native Romania, and she fuelled the rumours by posting a picture of herself cuddled up to a mystery man, with only his beard showing in the Facebook.com photograph.

She added in a caption, "Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realise it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it. Home. Romania."