October 27, 2010 04:18:49 GMT
The 'An Education' actress was seen exiting the 14th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala on October 25, accompanied by a bearded man, who is believed to be Tom.
Carey Mulligan may have found a new love in fellow star Tom Sturridge. Carey, who has been widely rumored ending her relationship with Shia LaBeouf but not yet confirmed about the split, was spotted with a bearded male companion, believed to be Tom, after the 14th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala on Monday, October 25, Daily Mail reported.
Dressed in a maroon draped Giles silk dress and peep toe heels, Carey looked stunning despite putting on minimal make-up and sporting unkempt hair. Tom, in the meantime, may have grown his beard for his role in upcoming movie "On the Road" in which he stars opposite Kristen Stewart, the rumored girlfriend of his best pal Robert Pattinson.
Carey and Tom were seen leaving the event which was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California with the same taxi. Both sitting in the back seat, the couple apparently refused to have snapper capturing them as the two bowed their heads.
This wasn't the first time Carey and Tom were spotted together following the split rumor. Words on the street are the two were caught together at low-budget hotel Best Western, where the actress has been staying while filming her upcoming movie "Drive". Daily Mail further reported that Carey stayed in the hotel after moving out of the 1.8 million pound sterling New York apartment she had shared with Shia.
While Carey and Shia, who began dating in 2009, haven't confirmed about the separation, sources told People that the two called it quits "some time ago." Before the split rumor broke, Shia was romantically linked to his "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" on-screen lover Rosie Huntington-Whiteley despite the fact that the actress has been dating Jason Statham for months.
A friend told Daily Mail that Carey visited the set of "Transformers 3" in Chicago in a bid to save her relationship with Shia but failed. "Things went from bad to worse. They broke up because Shia said they were both too busy with their careers," a source was quoted as saying. "When 'Drive' finishes filming she plans to return to the U.K. and split her time between her parents' house in Buckinghamshire, and her brother Owain's place in London."
Carey Mulligan and Believed-to-Be Tom Sturridge Leaving With the Same Taxi: