When we say 'off' Glee, he's not so much part of the cast - more the co-creator and executive producer of the whole bleedin' thing. The 41-year-old actress has now apparently been swept off her feet by Brad Falchuk.

A source told Us Weekly magazine that things between the Oscar winner (who has appeared on five episodes of the series since 2010) and the 43-year-old executive producer (who split from his wife of 10 years, Suzanne, early last year) "started off professionally," but their relationship recently evolved into something more.

The rumoured new couple spent some quality time together after flying to Utah for a weekend in late July. They were also spotted enjoying a two-hour romantic dinner at East Borough in Los Angeles recently, where an eyewitness said: "It was flirty." Best get the flirting in at the dinner table before things get more hectic at home... put it this way, with the amount of roughage in Gwynnie's diet, I wouldn't fancy being within earshot of her en suite of a morning. 

Rumours have been rife regarding Chris and the missus reconciliing in recent weeks, as they have been spotted numerous times together in the Hamptons, and so on.

For those of you perched on the edge of your being wanting to know the story, Chris said last week: "The truth is...well, I don't really love talking about this stuff. But the thing we told everyone at the beginning of the year is true. We are very close. We are not together. But we're, you know, that's the truth and that's it... You know, there's a lot of love. No scandal, I'm afraid. I wish I could give you scandal."