Lily ‘dating Aussie’

Lily Collins, Thomas Cocquerel and Samuel Nolan

Lily Collins is reportedly dating Australian actor Thomas Cocquerel.

The actress met Thomas fairly recently through a mutual friend, and things are said to have quickly progressed between them.

Lily is said to be smitten with the Aussie, and she has even posted pictures of them posing together on Instagram.

“They just started seeing each other. A friend introduced them. It’s new. He is an all around great guy. She’s happy,” a source told Us Weekly.

The 24-year-old has been very open in the past about what she thinks is necessary in a relationship. According to Lily, being independent and self-reliant is crucial.

“It takes being a really strong person to take care of yourself before you can take care of somebody else. I think you could learn so much from somebody else, but at the end of the day, you really have to feel comfortable within yourself in order to give yourself to someone else,” she told Teen.com.

The Blind Side star goes on to say that even if a relationship doesn’t work out, there is always a silver living. Lily believes there is always something to be gained from the people who come into your life.

“You may find that with one person — you may learn different things about yourself from different people — and everybody that comes into your life comes into it for different reasons whether it’s to teach you something, or for you to stay with that person,” she added.

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