Paul Wesley packs on the PDA with Natalie Kuckenburg as they lock lips during a trip to Italy


Paul Wesley was spotted while locking lips with his new love interest Natalie Kuckenburg during a trip in the village of Nerano in Italy on Tuesday.

The sighting comes after it was reported in September that Paul had split from his now ex-wife, jewelry professional Ines de Ramon, around five months prior.   

Wesley, 40, and Kuckenburg 22, a model, already appear to be enamored with one another as they packed on the PDA during a romantic meal at a local restaurant.

The happy couple later made their way to a boat and were whisked away into the waters of Southern Italy, and they were also spotted while getting close to each other.

Packing on the PDA: Paul Wesley was spotted while locking lips with model Natalie Kuckenburg during a trip in the Italian town of Nerano on Tuesday

In September this year, a rep for the actor told multiple outlets that he and his ex Ines ‘have separated’ adding: ‘The decision to separate is mutual and occurred five months ago.’

Meanwhile, on his romantic getaway with his new love, Wesley kept it casual in a black button-up shirt and a set of white shorts during the trip.

The Vampire Diaries star also rocked a black cap and a set of Reebok sneakers that matched the color of his bottoms.

Kuckenburg opted for a revealing white dress that showed off her toned arms and legs.

The social media personality accessorized with several articles of jewelry and kept a small purse slung over her left shoulder.

Taking it easy: Wesley kept it casual in a black button-up shirt and a set of white shorts during the trip

Taking it easy: Wesley kept it casual in a black button-up shirt and a set of white shorts during the trip

Comfortable: The Vampire Diaries star also rocked a black cap and a set of Reebok sneakers that matched the color of his bottoms

Comfortable: The Vampire Diaries star also rocked a black cap and a set of Reebok sneakers that matched the color of his bottoms

Hot stuff! Kuckenburg opted for a revealing white dress that showed off her toned arms and legs

Hot stuff! Kuckenburg opted for a revealing white dress that showed off her toned arms and legs

Tying it off: The social media personality accessorized with several articles of jewelry and kept a small purse slung over her left shoulder

Tying it off: The social media personality accessorized with several articles of jewelry and kept a small purse slung over her left shoulder

She added a bit of darkness to her look with a pair of sunglasses, and her voluminous brunette locks fell onto her shoulders.

Before he began seeing his current partner, Wesley was married to his first wife, Torrey DeVitto.

The former couple initially met while working on the set of the 2007 movie Killer Movie, in which they starred.

Lovely locks: She added a bit of darkness to her look with a pair of sunglasses, and her voluminous brunette locks fell onto her shoulders

Lovely locks: She added a bit of darkness to her look with a pair of sunglasses, and her voluminous brunette locks fell onto her shoulders

In the past: Before he began seeing his current partner, Wesley was married to his first wife, Torrey DeVitto

In the past: Before he began seeing his current partner, Wesley was married to his first wife, Torrey DeVitto

Costars: The former couple initially met while working on the set of the 2007 movie Killer Movie, in which they starred

Costars: The former couple initially met while working on the set of the 2007 movie Killer Movie, in which they starred

The pair tied the knot in 2011, although they went on to divorce two years later.

The actor went on to begin a relationship with Phoebe Tonkin that ended in 2017.

Wesley later began seeing Ines de Ramon, and the former couple surprised many when it was announced that they had married in 2019.

The pair remained together for several years before it was announced that they had separated this past September. 

Over and done with: The pair tied the knot in 2011, although they went on to divorce two years later

Over and done with: The pair tied the knot in 2011, although they went on to divorce two years later

Swing and a miss: The actor went on to begin a relationship with Phoebe Tonkin that ended in 2017

Swing and a miss: The actor went on to begin a relationship with Phoebe Tonkin that ended in 2017

Trying again: Wesley later began seeing Ines de Ramon, and the former couple surprised many when it was announced that they had married in 2019

Trying again: Wesley later began seeing Ines de Ramon, and the former couple surprised many when it was announced that they had married in 2019

It's all over: The pair remained together for several years before it was announced that they had separated this past September

It’s all over: The pair remained together for several years before it was announced that they had separated this past September

A representative for the two spoke to People and confirmed that they had been living apart for five months. 

‘The decision to separate is mutual and occurred five months ago. They request privacy at this time,’ they said.

Wesley later began dating Kuckenburg, and the two were first seen in each other’s company just before the announcement about his separation from de Ramon was made.

Making it official: A representative for the two spoke to People and confirmed that they had been living apart for five months

Making it official: A representative for the two spoke to People and confirmed that they had been living apart for five months

Letting everyone know: The representative stated that 'the decision to separate is mutual and occurred five months ago. They request privacy at this time'

Letting everyone know: The representative stated that ‘the decision to separate is mutual and occurred five months ago. They request privacy at this time’

Coupling up: Wesley later began dating Kuckenburg, and the two were first seen in each other's company just before the announcement about his separation from de Ramon was made

Coupling up: Wesley later began dating Kuckenburg, and the two were first seen in each other’s company just before the announcement about his separation from de Ramon was made

Although Wesley appeared to be enjoying his time with Kuckenburg, he is also focused on portraying Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

The performer first appeared as the character, who was previously portrayed by William Shatner and Chris Pine, during the final episode of the show’s first season.

The actor is set to reprise his role during the program’s upcoming second run of episodes.

New gig: Although Wesley appeared to be enjoying his time with Kuckenburg, he is also focused on portraying Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

New gig: Although Wesley appeared to be enjoying his time with Kuckenburg, he is also focused on portraying Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Major role: The performer first appeared as the character, who was previously portrayed by William Shatner and Chris Pine, during the final episode of the show's first season

Major role: The performer first appeared as the character, who was previously portrayed by William Shatner and Chris Pine, during the final episode of the show’s first season

He opened up about working on the program during an interview with Collider, where he discussed its metafictional qualities.

‘It’s fun, but at the same time, there’s a lot of meaning [and] there’s a lot of metaphor. We get to analyze our own behaviors on planet earth through the actions of this crew,’ he said.

Wesley went on to express that he wanted to show various elements of his character’s personality on the program. 

‘I think it’s important to just understand who Kirk is, what his childhood was like, what he wants, what he doesn’t want, what the pillars of his personality and his character traits that are important to the development of that character,’ he said.

Social commentary: He opened up about working on the program during an interview with Collider, where he discussed its metafictional qualities

Social commentary: He opened up about working on the program during an interview with Collider, where he discussed its metafictional qualities

Dedicated actor: Wesley went on to express that he wanted to show various elements of his character's personality on the program

Dedicated actor: Wesley went on to express that he wanted to show various elements of his character’s personality on the program

The performer did point out, however, that the show’s crew wanted to try out new ideas with familiar characters and settings. 

‘There’s a different Spock, there’s a different Uhura, there’s a different everything. You have to just create your own things. You can’t just do an imitation, because that would be too shallow,’ he said.

The second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is expected to premiere next year. 

A different approach: The performer did point out, however, that the show's crew wanted to try out new ideas with familiar characters and settings

A different approach: The performer did point out, however, that the show’s crew wanted to try out new ideas with familiar characters and settings