Art is imitating life for Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup. The two stars, who play husband and wife in the Netflix series Gypsy, are now dating, according to People magazine and Page Six. Naomi, 48, and Billy, 49, were pictured together in New York City over the weekend, holding hands as they made their way inside a café in Tribeca for lunch. An onlooker told Page Six that they "looked happy and were laughing a lot, then left again holding hands."

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billyVIEW GALLERY Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup star on the Netflix show Gypsy Photo: Getty Images

It's Naomi's first romance since her split from partner Liev Schreiber in September 2016, after 11 years together. The former couple share two children: Samuel Kai, eight, and ten-year-old Alexander, known as Sasha. Naomi recently opened up about their split in a revealing interview for the June issue of Vogue Australia, stating at the time that she was still "single."

lievVIEW GALLERY The actress and partner Liev Schreiber ended their 11-year romance in September Photo: Getty Images

"There are good days and bad days," the Impossible star said. "Liev and I are on great terms and we're trying to do our absolute best for the sake of the children, and we hope to keep moving forward in that way." She added: "He's a fantastic dad, a wonderful, wonderful man, and we still want the absolute best for each other." Billy, dated Mary-Louise Parker from 1997 until 2003, before ending his relationship with the Weeds actress for Claire Danes, who he dated for four years before splitting up in 2006.

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