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Laura finally goes public with gorgeous model beau David

BAD news ladies -- it looks like hunky male supermodel David Gandy is officially off the market after being nabbed by our very own Laura Whitmore.

The Diary can reveal how the MTV presenter has been getting close to the Essex-born catwalk star for a number of months now after meeting at a showbiz party in London.

Best known as the face of Dolce & Gabbana's fragrance Light Blue, 6ft 2in Gandy (30) is said to be extremely taken with Bray native Laura (24), after the pair enjoyed a string of secret dates this summer.

And after keeping their budding romance under the radar for so long, it seems the high-profile pair were finally ready to go public this week, when they were spotted sharing a kiss at The Expendables aftershow party at the new Planet Hollywood in London.

It wasn't the first public outing for the showbiz duo however, given that they also attended The 12th Annual White Tie And Tiara Ball to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation in Windsor last June. Dressed to impress in a shimmering grey gown teamed with red accessories, up and coming TV star Laura pulled out all the stops for her debut appearance at the A-list bash, which was attended by big-name celebrities including Valentino, Elizabeth Hurley, Kate Beckinsale and many more.

Just days earlier, smitten David had jetted to Scotland to attend the Fifth Scottish Fashion Awards, which took place in Glasgow Science Centre, in order to show his support for the Journalism graduate.



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Laura had been asked to host the exclusive fashion event, which included a VIP dinner and runway show from Swarovski.

Friends have revealed how the blonde beauty is determined not to use her new romance to generate headlines however, and says she won't be dishing the dirt on her new beau anytime soon.

"Laura is extremely private when it comes to her love life so she's been trying to keep it quiet for the past few months," said a close pal.

"It's very early days and both she and David have been taking their time getting to know each other.

"They've both been very busy with work as Laura's been away in Ibiza filming her new MTV show, Ibiza Rocks, while David is constantly travelling for his job so they've been catching up in London whenever they're both there.

"Obviously she thinks he's absolutely gorgeous. Who wouldn't?" they added.

This isn't the first time Laura has been linked to a hunky male, after she and Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe were linked after meeting at the MTV Europe Music Awards last year. She is also said to have had a brief romance with Gossip Girl star, Chace Crawford.