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Ed Westwick and girlfriend Tamara Francesconi put on loved-up display as they stroll through Rome

Ed Westwick and his model girlfriend Tamara Francesconi enjoyed a romantic stroll through Rome on Saturday, with actor Ed, 33, tenderly wrapping his arm around Tamara, 25.

Taking in the city’s beautiful offerings, former Gossip Girl star Ed looked dapper in blue shorts teamed with a pink polo neck, while Tamara effortlessly showcased her style credentials in loose-fitting beige trousers and a chic white shirt.

Both Ed and Tamara wore face masks in keeping with pandemic protocol.

Loved-up: Ed Westwick and his model girlfriend Tamara Francesconi enjoyed a romantic stroll through Rome on Saturday, with actor Ed, 33, tenderly wrapping his arm around Tamara, 25

Brunette beauty Tamara teamed her stylish get-up with a pair of oversized sunglasses and wore her glossy hair loose.

She was rocking a bright pink manicure, and kept her belongings safe in a miniature basket handbag.

The social media sensation kept cool in a pair of open-toe sandals, while Ed opted for comfort in slip-on loafers.

It comes after Tamara revealed she was ‘obsessed’ with her boyfriend’s show Gossip Girl before she began dating him, revealing she ‘manifested him in her life’.

Dapper: Taking in the city's beautiful offerings Ed looked dapper in blue shorts teamed with a pink polo neck, while Tamara donned loose-fitting beige trousers and a chic white shirt

Dapper: Taking in the city’s beautiful offerings Ed looked dapper in blue shorts teamed with a pink polo neck, while Tamara donned loose-fitting beige trousers and a chic white shirt

In a new backstage interview from her recent PrettyLittleThing photoshoot, the beauty opened up on her relationship with the actor, who starred as Chuck Bass in the American teen drama series.

Speaking about the beginnings of their romance in 2019, Tamara explained how she had to apologise to her fellow fangirl friend for going out with the hunk, as her pal initially had ‘dibs’ on him.

Spilling the beans about being obsessed with her beau before they had even met, she said: ‘Okay here’s the tea… I was the biggest Gossip Girl fan known to man, I watched it religiously twice a year and I swear to god I manifested him actually in my life.

‘It was actually so funny though because when I first started dating him, my whole group of friends we’re super into Gossip Girl and more particularly my friend Annie and when I first started dating him I had to sit her down and apologise to her, because she was so insulted.. like how dare I she had dibs on him!’

Adding how she was ‘obsessed’ with the show, Tamara went on to say that she had she now gets reminders of Facebook statuses she used to make about Gossip Girl, adding her obsession was ‘kinda weird’.

The happy couple, who have been dating since October 2019, first got together after Ed slid into Tamara’s DMs on Instagram.

Sorry! Speaking about the beginnings of their romance in 2019, Tamara explained how she had to apologise to her fellow fangirl friend for going out with the hunk, as her pal initially had 'dibs' on him

Sorry! Speaking about the beginnings of their romance in 2019, Tamara explained how she had to apologise to her fellow fangirl friend for going out with the hunk, as her pal initially had ‘dibs’ on him

Devoted: 'Okay here¿s the tea¿ I was the biggest Gossip Girl fan known to man, I watched it religiously twice a year and I swear to god I manifested him actually in my life' (pictured Ed as Chuck Bass)

Devoted: ‘Okay here’s the tea… I was the biggest Gossip Girl fan known to man, I watched it religiously twice a year and I swear to god I manifested him actually in my life’ (pictured Ed as Chuck Bass)

Talking about their relationship on social media, she said: ‘Going to answer this first because it’s my most asked question, and probably the reason a lot of you follow me.

‘He direct message me out of the blue saying ”Hi,” and I nearly fell off my chair, we then chatted for a while and he asked me on a date, which I assumed would be a dinner.

‘Instead he took me to a butterfly sanctuary in Mayfair, we thereafter spent the whole day exploring London together, and the rest is history.

‘I feel like we have all become codependent with our partners this year (I know I have) I think it’s really important to do things alone and for yourself, read a book, go for a walk, chat to a friend.’ (sic)

Sweet: The happy couple, who have been dating since October 2019, first got together after Ed slid into Tamara's DMs on Instagram

Sweet: The happy couple, who have been dating since October 2019, first got together after Ed slid into Tamara’s DMs on Instagram 

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