David Gandy, 33, has a new girlfriend: 22-year-old ‘Les Mis’ star Samantha Barks

Here are some new and newish photos of David Gandy in London. David has been out and about this week a lot for various London Fashion Week events, and he’s already one of the most photographed men of the week. I’m also including a photo of David at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards from a few weeks ago, just because I recently found out something strange about him at that event. Apparently, at the Glamour Awards, David made his public debut with his new girlfriend. SAMANTHA BARKS.

Do you remember Samantha Barks? She’s a Broadway star and she played Éponine in Les Mis last year. I didn’t pay much attention to her during the Les Miserables press tour, mostly because I became so enchanted by Anne Hathaway’s Oscar Beav and Eddie Redmayne’s spectacular fashion. But Barks was around, and I guess she got the last laugh because now she’s boning David Freakin’ Gandy. She’s only 22 years old! And he’s 33 years old (but he looks a lot older). Here’s some behind-the-scenes dirt:

Last week, Samantha was honoured at the Glamour Awards, where she was escorted by her handsome new boyfriend, David Gandy. The male model, 33, barely left her side all evening, and was seen protectively placing a hand on the petite actress’ back as they posed for photographs.

The dapper male model and actress of the moment were clearly enjoying their new found romance so much that they barely left each other’s side all evening, looking utterly ‘smitten’ as they partied the night away at London’s Berkeley Square Gardens.

And even when women were approaching the Dolce & Gabbana model,33, the 22-year-old starlet made sure she was close by to keep an eye on her man.

A source at the event, which was held in association with Pandora, told the MailOnline: ‘David and Samantha didn’t leave each other’s sides all night. They were very affectionate and obviously wanted everyone to know they were a couple. Lots of girls were approaching him for photographs but Samantha was there the whole time. They looked absolutely smitten.’

Not only were they inseparable throughout the evening but David also presented Samantha with the Pandora Breakthrough award.

However while they are clearly delighted with their new romance, it seems one guest wasn’t over the moon. The event was also attended by David’s ex Mollie King, who according to a source couldn’t take her eyes off the pair.

[From The Mail]

Yeah, in case you didn’t watch the E! reality show about The Saturdays, Mollie King was (and is) a little bit hung up on David. Considering she famewhored their relationship as soon as they became a couple, I don’t really feel sorry for her. Meanwhile, I’m still trying to wrap my head around this Samantha Barks nonsense. Girl’s got game, I guess. The coupling just seems so random though.

UPDATE: Ah, I didn’t know she was British. It still makes no sense though.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. Buckwild says:

    He likes the petite gamine look I think. She’s very pretty!

  2. loveisthecoal says:

    I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure she isn’t American…

  3. L says:

    Isn’t she also British and not american?

    She’s super talented and seems pretty smart in interviews. Seems like a good fit to me.

  4. marie says:

    well good for her, he’s pretty hot and she’s lovely.

  5. Jess says:

    I don’t get the appeal of this guy. He’s half rugged/half pretty boy, and it all comes together in a creepy, sleazy way. Also 33?! I would have guessed mid 40′s.

  6. Denise says:

    Hmmm. She looks too much like Kerry Katona in other photos for me to think this makes sense. Good thing for them it doesn’t matter one whit what I think!

  7. lady_luck says:

    How can you guys like this man is beyond me???!! He is so douchey and has the personality of a wet paper bag (with a massive ego). Now this, going out with a 22yr old (!!!) says it all.

  8. jen says:

    He’s only 33??? He looks way in his 40s.

  9. lenje says:

    As far as I know, Samantha Barks is quite a big name in the UK, especially the theater crowds. She plays Eponine in Les Mis musical. Not only she’s a very gifted singer, she also has a lovely speaking voice.

    TBH, I don’t even know this David guy.

  10. MisJes says:

    Why doesn’t it make sense? What doesn’t make sense is your premature aversion to the coupling, Kaiser.

    She is a lovely talent, she’s played Eponine on London’s West End brilliantly and has an absolutely phenomenal voice. I really enjoyed her in Les Mis, and she really danced circles around Anne and Amanda, if you ask me.

  11. Miss Kiki says:

    That bottom picture of him is sooo good. Unfortunately ever since someone called him Dean Gaffney’s fit older brother I can’t unsee it!

  12. Shelley says:

    She is rather meh. Maybe if I saw her acting in something I would like her face. Mr Gandy is sexy tho’. He is not perfect looking but there is something about the look in his eyes.

  13. Jess says:

    He is good looking but he looks more like 40+! 33, please.. Every new girlfriend is younger and younger. This one needs to eat a little and he needs to use sunscreen or night cream! Major douche and creep factor bubbling up more and more with this guy! Used to love him now just grossed out.

  14. Jess says:

    He is good looking but he looks more like 40+! 33, please. Every new girlfriend gets younger. This one needs to eat a little and he needs to use sunscreen or night cream! Major creep factor bubbling up more and more with this guy! Used to love him now just grossed out.

  15. ALG says:

    I think she’s homely but to each his own.

  16. truthful says:

    Well, I don’t know her but I don’t like her for him..

    he’d be sooo much happier w/me!

    I noticed that I slammed my coffee down on my desk when I saw this thread..and came in here w/a frown.

    breathe, it may just be a passing fancy on his part.

    god, he looks good to me!!!!!!!

    GIRLFRIEND?? I think the heck NOT.

  17. LOVE says:

    Not pretty at all!! Too thin bobblehead / no-neck gross looking if you ask me. And if this is true (which I don’t believe) you can jsut tell by reading this article she has alot of growing up to do, if your dating a hot looking man who has been around the corner at like a lady making sure when he is around other females your making your mark? Who does that?? A 22 yr old stupid girl!!! Yuck Yuck Yuck!!!

  18. GeeMoney says:

    He’s hot… but he looks older than 33.

  19. Elle says:

    Samantha Barks is so talented, he’s a lucky man.

  20. Sal says:

    She’s given into the Hollywood weight loss culture. Such a shame.

  21. RobN says:

    Is wearing slightly too small clothing a style now? I love him as long as he isn’t talking, but he always looks like his clothes are a size too small and that just looks weird.

    He should just take them off, probably. :)

  22. Jennifer says:

    The minute he starts talking, he ticks me off. He’s possibly the most pretentious man on Earth.

  23. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    She is lovely and massively talented. Hers was far and away the best voice in Les Mis.

  24. coe says:

    This guy has very attractive features, but there is something about his face that screams aged, ex-boxer. Like, maybe his nose was broken or something? But how does he have such weathered, lined skin at 33 y/o?! Could be the poster-child for what not wearing sunscreen could do to you.

  25. Kim says:

    When a guy dates a girl 11 years younger than him I cant help but think he must be really immature.

  26. UsedToBeLulu says:

    The thing that stood out to me about this post was that David Gandy is only 33. WTF??

  27. taxi says:

    This is the least flattering pic I’ve ever seen of Barks. She’s lovely in every other one & was terrific in Les Mis.

  28. Ms.Martin says:

    Older guy younger girl ……yawn…..

  29. Ginger says:

    He’s hot and she’s beautiful as well as talented. Give the guy some credit for dating a woman of substance.

  30. lady_luck says:

    Well that’s certainly a subjective account. He looks very wooden to me. And c’mon, he picks a girl that’s 22 for goodness sake! What “substance” is in that, exactly?

  31. LOD says:

    He’s unquestionably sexy until he starts talking.

  32. Flower says:

    I know he is supposed to be Mr Suave and the fashion icon for men world wide but in photo after photo for years his clothes have never fitted properly, they are all way too tight just bunching up into greases everywhere and straining at the buttons.

  33. Rae says:

    There is only an 11 year age gap- Why are people getting their knickers in a twist about their ages??? It is a very common age gap between men and women. It’s not creepy at all. Some overkill here.

    I also find that people assuming Samantha to be stupid because she is 22 rather offensive. Way to go in boxing your own gender, ladies.

  34. Yasming says:

    Geez she is one lucky girl… I agree with you Rae, 11 years really isn’t a big age gap.
    I could listen to this man talk for hours… I think he’s really shy too? He always seems so shy and careful in his interviews, would love to see him loosened up a bit though, I think he would be quite funny after a couple of drinks. I’ve never seen him make a disrespectful comment about anyone, including exes, and he supports Battersea…. Sounds just about perfect to me :-)

  35. Fitz says:

    I think the 11yr age difference is now a pattern for David Gandy. I think it’s less about age and more about maturity. 22 is still very young compared to 33. David seems a bit stodgy to me and he’s made himself more of a brand than a model. None of the ads or getty image pictures look any different. Same pose, different clothes.
    I feel bad that Samantha will be labeled “Gandy’s girl” and lose identity based on her own talent.
    His last girlfriend, Sarah Ann Macklin, famed herself by being Gandy’s girl which got her jobs she probably wouldn’t have had if she weren’t. Today she is labeled “Gandy’s Ex”. All just my opinion.

    • Clean Living says:

      I agree. I think he uses these girls as much as they use him. Sarah Macklin is a average model but is now getting jobs because she dated him. Her and her PR brother have parlayed her Gandy GF/Ex status to bring up her profile. The relationship seemed a little forced from the get go, but if neither side minds it, go for it. As for him, he looks weathered at 33 and now looks like the pervy uncle with these young girls!

  36. Maggie says:

    NEVER. INSULT. SAM. BARKS. IN. FRONT. OF. ME.
    She is beautiful, incredibly talented, smart, and goal oriented. I practically worship her. So she’s dating some douche? We all date douches.