Jennie Garth and Jeremy Salken
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01/11/2013 at 02:00 PM EST
It appears Jennie Garth has found a man with positive energy.
The former Beverly Hills, 90210
star, 40 – who recently said
that's the quality she now seeks in a partner – is dating musician Jeremy Salken, a source tells PEOPLE.
Garth and Salken, 31, the drummer for electronic group Big Gigantic, met in October and spent New Year's together.
Garth, who last March split from longtime husband
Peter Facinelli, has been linked to several men since her breakup, including real estate agent Jason Clark
and photographer Noah Abrams
The mother of three even Tweeted about ringing in 2013 with her new man.
"@biggiantic blows it out the house!!!!!!!!!" she wrote
in an Instagram post she linked to on Twitter, accompanied by a shot
of the pair looking cozy. "#lovechicago #happynewyearyall"
Meanwhile, her Twilight
actor ex has most recently been dating
Jaimie Alexander, an actress he met on the set of Loosies
and worked with on Nurse Jackie
Having shed 30 lbs.
since she and Facinelli called it quits, Garth recently told PEOPLE
that she "is happy [Peter] is happy," but hopes "there will come a time when [the split] won't sting so bad."