Ed Westwick looked smitten with his gorgeous girlfriend Amy Jackson on Thursday at the annual amfAR Cannes Gala hosted by Queen Latifah.
The Gossip Girl actor, 35, couldn’t resist giving her a sweet peck on the cheek as they posed for cameras, making for a much-loved showing.
Model and actress Amy, 31, looked stunning in a strapless floral dress with a unique neckline that turned up at the front.
She put on a very colorful show in the watercolor-effect dress, which gathered around her waist to show off her slim figure.
Amy’s dark brown locks were gelled back into a classic hairstyle, while her stylish make-up sparkled with a pink lip.
Happy couple: Ed Westwick looked smitten with his gorgeous girlfriend Amy Jackson at the annual amfAR Cannes Gala on Thursday
Gorgeous couple: Model and actress Amy, 31, looked stunning in a strapless floral dress alongside a dapper Ed, 35
A chivalrous Ed held her hand as she held out her skirt to reveal the full pattern, revealing a pair of silver heels that accentuated her long and muscular legs.
Ed, who rose to fame as Chuck Bass on the Gossip Girl series, typically looked handsome in a black suit topped off with a big eye-catching silver zipper.
Rumors about the couple started circulating in February 2022, but they reportedly started seeing each other romantically in December 2021.
They met last December at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia, where they chatted during the closing ceremony during a screening.
A source told The Sun on Sunday: “Ed and Amy are a really good match. It clicked immediately.’
Jackson acted in a series of Indian films, mainly in the Tamil, Hindi and Telugu languages - having auditioned for a film in London by a twist of fate.
She was previously in a relationship with hotelier George Panayiotou, with the pair getting engaged in January 2019 and welcoming a son in September.
They broke up in 2021, before her relationship with Westwick began later that year.
Romance: Rumors about the couple started circulating in February 2022, but they reportedly started seeing each other romantically in December 2021
Knightly: Ed held Amy’s hand as she twirled to reveal the full extent of her gorgeous skirt
Details: Amy’s dark brown locks were gelled back into a classic hairdo, while her stylish makeup sparkled with a pink lip
Meanwhile, Westwick previously dated South African model and influencer Tamara Francesconi for two years before also splitting in 2021.
On Thursday, the star-studded amfAR Gala Cannes took place at the legendary Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc Cap D’Antibes.
Queen Latifah hosted what is the most popular party at the annual Cannes Film Festival, which raises millions of dollars for AIDS and HIV research and awareness.
Guests enjoyed musical performances from Halsey, Adam Lambert, Bebe Rexha and Gladys Knight, while sipping Clase Azul Gold and Reposado tequila from Mexico’s first luxury spirit brand.
Clase Azul is Mexico’s premier luxury spirits brand and makers of Clase Azul Reposado that celebrity guests will enjoy at the party.
It retails from £220 and can be purchased in Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Harrods, as well as the world’s best bars, restaurants and members’ clubs.
The posh amfAR gala also included a fashion show, curated by Carine Roitfeld, and a fundraising auction by Simon de Pury.
Included in the auction were Cecily Brown’s latest work – created especially for amfAR – and a 2016 signed Damien Hirst artwork by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Hunk: Meanwhile, heartthrob Chuck Bass star Ed donned a black suit with an eye-catching silver zipper
Colorful display: Amy added silver heels to accentuate her long and toned legs, while her dress tucked in to emphasize her slender waist
AmfAR Gala Cannes co-chairs include Angela Bassett, Kate Beckinsale, Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke, Scarlett Johansson, Milla Jovovich, Eva Longoria and Heidi Klum.
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy.
In April 1983, Dr. Mathilde Krim and Dr. Joseph Sonnabend, along with Michael Callen and several others in New York City, founded the AIDS Medical Foundation (AMF).
It was the world’s first private organization dedicated to raising funds to support scientific and medical research on AIDS. In 1984 the first research grants were awarded.
In September 1985, amfAR was formed through AMF’s association with the like-minded National AIDS Research Foundation, which had been established in August 1985 in California.
Since then, amfAR has invested nearly $617 million in its programs and awarded more than 3,500 grants to research teams around the world.
amfAR Gala Cannes has raised more than $245 million in total for amfAR’s life-saving AIDS research.
This extraordinary success has enabled the Foundation to make crucial research investments to bring a cure for HIV within reach.
amfAR’s research investments have contributed to the development of antiretroviral drugs that keep millions of people alive and helped eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV in many parts of the world.
And amfAR has fueled a scientific community that, once highly skeptical, has largely embraced the idea that a cure is not only possible, but achievable in our lifetime.
Today amfAR supports a range of healing strategies. For example, a new grant initiative called ARCHE-GT supports teams of researchers exploring gene therapy approaches for healing.
Importantly, the researchers are tasked with developing an intervention that can be administered by injection, increasing the likelihood that, if effective, it can be administered without complicated laboratory procedures.
Since the start of the pandemic, approximately 84.2 million people have contracted HIV and more than 40 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses.
What is AIDS and HIV?
What is AIDS?
AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
It is a disease in which the body’s immune system breaks down and is unable to fight off infections, known as “opportunistic infections,” and other diseases that take advantage of a weakened immune system.
What is HIV?
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus.
It is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV, a member of a group of viruses called retroviruses, infects human cells and uses the energy and nutrients provided by those cells to grow and reproduce.