Demi Moore "dating New Zealand actor Martin Henderson"

Meet the new toyboy making Demi smile again: Moore 'dating New Zealand actor Martin Henderson'

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17:33 GMT, 25 July 2012

It's fair to say Demi Moore has not had a lot to smile about recently.

But it looks like things could be on the up for the 49-year-old actress – who is said to be dating New Zealand star Martin Henderson.

Demi is seen here beaming from ear to ear during an apparent romantic break in Connecticut last week.

New couple Demi Moore is said to be dating New Zealand actor Martin Henderson, pictured here together last week during a romantic break in Connecticut

New couple Demi Moore is said to be dating New Zealand actor Martin Henderson, pictured here together last week during a romantic break in Connecticut

Raising a smile again: The beaming actress was seen looking happy for the first time in months and the pair are said to have gone out for cosy lunches and dinners during their holiday

Raising a smile again: The beaming actress was seen looking happy for the first time in months and the pair are said to have gone out for cosy lunches and dinners during their holiday

According to Life & Style magazine, Demi and Martin – who is 12 years her junior at 37 – stayed at a vacation home together.

They went out for romantic lunches and
dinners during their holiday and onlookers described Demi as being
'flirty' in his presence and on great form.

It was reported on Monday that Moore
was 'devastated' over estranged husband Ashton Kutcher's blossoming
romance with his That 70s Show co-star Mila Kunis.

But these snaps tell a different story. Demi is seen laughing in public for the first time in months.

Could it be love Demi was described as being flirty in Henderson's presence

Could it be love Demi was described as being flirty in Henderson's presence

On July 19, Demi and Martin went to lunch
at Nine Main Bakery and Deli in New Preston, Connecticut.

'She was in line and a
Colbie Caillat song came on — she started singing along and dancing in a
playful, flirty way,' a fellow diner told Life & Style.

After lunch, the two went
grocery shopping together, then drove back to the house where they
stayed on their vacation.

Moving on: A frail-looking Demi pictured last October just weeks before announcing her split from Ashton and, right, Henderson pictured in January last year

Moving on: A frail-looking Demi pictured last October just weeks before announcing her split from Ashton and, right, Henderson pictured in January last year

Moving on: A frail-looking Demi pictured last
October just weeks before announcing her split from Ashton and, right,
Henderson pictured in January last year

Dashing gent: Henderson starred in the 2002 film The Ring alongside Naomi Watts and also had roles in Bride and Prejudice and Austrian soap Home And Away

Dashing gent: Henderson starred in the 2002 film The Ring alongside Naomi Watts and also had roles in Bride and Prejudice and Australian soap Home And Away

'They were very comfortable with each other,' the onlooker went on.

Three days earlier, they’d enjoyed a lobster dinner at a friend’s house,
followed by a two-hour hike at Steep Rock Preserve the next morning.

The full story about Demi's new man appear in Life & Style magazine

The full story about Demi's new man appear in Life & Style magazine

Then later that night, Demi and Martin joined pals for a casual outdoor
barbecue.

'They just kept chatting and laughing,' one guest observed. 'She looked great — chatty, healthy and happy.'

Martin appeared in Britney Spears' steamy Toxic video in 2004, and formerly starred in Australian soap Home And Away.

His film roles include Mr Darcy in Bride and Prejudice and the 2002 horror flick The Ring.

Henderson previously dated Phone Booth star Radha
Mitchell, with who he starred in 1999's Kick.

It's been a rough road for Ghost actress Demi of late.

Not only has her marriage to Ashton
crumbled, following claims he was unfaithful to her, but her three
daughters are said to have 'broken ties' with their mother in the wake
of the split.

A source told MailOnline last month
that Rumer, 23, Scout, 20 and Tallulah, 18, are finding it difficult to
cope with Demi due to her 'emotional breakdown'.

She also had a stay in rehab in January, which came just after she was rushed to hospital after inhaling nitrous oxide.

Moore was apparently treated for substance abuse and anorexia issues.

Blossoming romance: Demi was said to be devastated upon hearing news of estranged husband Ashton Kutcher's blossoming romance with his That 70s Show co-star Mila Kunis, pictured here kissing last weekend

Blossoming romance: Demi was said to be devastated upon hearing news of estranged husband Ashton Kutcher's blossoming romance with his That 70s Show co-star Mila Kunis, pictured here kissing last weekend