Kate Beckinsale’s ex-husband Len Wiseman has moved in with his longtime girlfriend CJ Franco, 32 – eight years after the couple started dating when he split from his actress wife 49 years.
“CJ and Len recently took their relationship to the next level by moving in together,” a source close to the couple said.
Len and CJ’s relationship began amid his tumultuous split from Kate, whom he married in 2004 and split from in 2015.
However, any drama that might have clouded the early days of their romance was far from the couple’s minds last weekend when they stepped out together on a charity comedy show, Models of Comedy, watching every inch of the happy and cohabiting couple.
CJ, who starred in the stand-up show, and director and filmmaker Len appeared on the red carpet before the event at the Ziggy Hotel and were, according to one guest, “incredibly naughty” throughout. the evening.
Go strong: CJ Franco, 32, and Len Wiseman, 50 (at Models of Comedy on June 17) have decided to move in together after eight years of dating, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively
Happy together: CJ and Len (in a photo posted to his Instagram) looked “incredibly flirtatious” at the Models of Comedy show after party at the Ziggy Hotel on Saturday
Irreplaceable: Len has been dating since splitting from ex-wife Kate Beckinsale, 49 (pictured together in 2015) Len and Kate were together for 11 years
Replaced: Len and CJ (pictured leaving Nice Guy in 2015) were seen together several times when word got out that his marriage to Kate was over
During her 15-minute monologue, ‘Len sat front and center and didn’t take her eyes off CJ. You could see how very smitten he was,” the eyewitness added.
The two lovebirds attended the after party together, where they continued to pack on the PDA while chatting with friends including Christine Peake – former British model turned Hollywood comedian and publicist, who hosted and starred in Models of Comedy .
The eyewitness told DailyMail.com that Christine and CJ “stole the show” and “were clear crowd favorites”. “CJ had the audience rolling with a routine that included supportive jokes about his father, who is gay,” the source said.
“She told the public that she would soon be heading to Las Vegas for her father’s wedding – we’re guessing with Len.”
The eyewitness said that following the event, which was produced by Hunter Hart and raised thousands of dollars for the Best Buddies charity, CJ left with Len “hand in hand.” .
Len’s relationship with CJ flared up after he broke up with Kate, whom he married in 2004 after falling in love on the set of Underworld in 2003.
Kate and Len separated in 2015 after 11 years of marriage. Rumors swirled that their marriage was rocked when Len was photographed leaving the Sunset Marquis Bar with CJ, who was 25 at the time.
A month after his split from Kate became public knowledge, Len was pictured leaving hot spot The Nice Guy with CJ two nights in a row. Kate was filming Underworld 5 in Prague at the time.
Moving On: Kate has more than moved on since her split from Len. A year after their divorce was finalized, she dated Pete Davidson (pictured at the New York Rangers game in 2020)
CJ was all smiles with former British model Christine Peake – who hosted and starred in Models of Comedy on Saturday at the event, which raised money for Best Buddies
Russian model Eugenia Kuzmina, 35 (pictured on the Models of Comedy red carpet) delivered a hilarious monologue and was supported by her husband, Miramax CEO Bill Block
Kate and Len’s divorce was finalized in November 2019. Although Kate and Len had no children together, she has a daughter Lily with her ex, Martin Sheen – who she was with when she met Len on the set of Underworld.
Kate has since been linked to Pete Davidson and Jack Whitehall, while Len has remained devoted to CJ.
CJ – also an actress – just wrapped filming a new reality show called The Goat. Meanwhile, Len has just finished directing the first John Wick spin-off, Ballerina.
Their busy schedules likely contributed to their choice to move in together. However, they don’t work together, like Len did with Kate.
In 2012, during an interview with Parade magazineKate gushed over the joys of working with her then-husband from time to time.
She explained, “The first time we met was when we were filming Underworld, then we worked together again after being married for a short time, and now we’ve been married for seven years, so I had no hurt from a few different experiences along the way.
‘It’s different every time. We like that. I think one of the things we like least about our jobs is that they can force separation from each other.
The weekend event lineup also included Dominika van Santen, Thash Mose, model and actress Charlotte McKinney, Russian model Eugenia Kuzmina, who had her husband Miramax CEO Bill Block in the audience.
Models Dana Tyne, Rochelle Brodin, author Heidi Shultz and Bachelor star Elise Mosca were also in the audience. The show was called a “fantastic success”, the eyewitness said, adding that it “exceeded everyone’s expectations”.