We've seen the pictures, we've heard the rumours but now Sam Worthington has finally broken his silence on his new relationship with Lara Bingle.

The Hollywood actor told Nova's Fitzy and Wippa this morning in an exclusive interview that he is "smitten" with the Aussie model.

"I'm very happy and I've met someone I'm very grateful for," he told the radio duo.

"She's down to Earth."

His words came after the pair pranked the Hollywood actor by asking him questions in which the only answers were "Lara" and "Bingle".

"At the moment I am blushing," he said after being tricked into saying her name - twice.

Worthington was in the studio to promote a book called 365 Gratefuls by local author Hailey Bartholomew after saying he found her book during a period where he felt "lost".

"I contacted Hayley and said let's get this book some exposure because this could really help other people who are maybe feeling a bit cloudy," he said.

Worthington's comments come after he shared a photo of he and Bingle on his Instagram account - his very first picture on the site.

The pair are believed to have met in New York in late September after being introduced by mutual friend Natalie Imbruglia.

Rumours of a romance between Bingle and Worthington had been rife in recent weeks and the loved-up pair have since been snapped running errands together in Sydney.

Worthington, best known for his role in the sci-fi flick Avatar, stepped off a flight from China last week and met Bingle, 26, who was waiting in her car in a side street.

The new couple then hit up a dry-cleaning store and cafe for fresh juice before hanging out together in the Sydney suburb of Bondi.

Prior to this, the pair attended the Cotton On Foundation's Global Citizen Concert headlined by Bono, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys at Central Park in New York.

Friends say the model and the Hollywood actor are keen to try to make their new relationship work.

"She's always beaming when she's around Sam, and he's smitten with her," a source close to Bingle told WHO magazine.

Worthington, 37, has most recently been linked with fellow Aussie Sophie Monk while Bingle ended her romance with Ksubi designer Gareth Moody earlier this year.

Source: Herald Sun
Published Date: 18th October 2013