AnnaLynne McCord Is Dating Rick Fox
01/30/2015 AT 12:15 PM EST
Nip/Tuck and 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord and retired Lakers small forward Rick Fox put their love on display at a pre-Super Bowl event in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Thursday night.
Fox first arrived at the Hennessy V.S Super Bowl lounge at the W Hotel with friends, but was soon joined by McCord, who came a bit later.
"As soon as she arrived they were together for the rest of the evening," says an onlooker. "They were really cute, holding hands, and even while fans asked Rick to take pics he held her hand while he took pics with them."
And it sounds serious. Later in the evening McCord was overheard referring to Fox as her "boyfriend" and the two posed together as well.
It's a fresh start for both. Fox, 45, was married to actress Vanessa Williams from 1999 to 2004 and dated actress Eliza Dushku until last year.
McCord, 27, an anti-human trafficking activist who recently went public about the sexual abuse she faced as a teen, reportedly split from boyfriend Dominic Purcell last December, after three years of dating.