The 36-year-old actor split from Minka Kelly earlier this year and he’s now apparently dating the American journalist after the duo was recently spotted attending a Kevin Hart comedy show together at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
An eyewitness told the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column: “They are eager to keep their romance under wraps.
“He’s been going through a difficult divorce [from Aryn Drake-Lee], but he’s found solace with Taylor.”
The rumored new couple made a concerted effort to keep a low profile during their quick trip to Atlantic City.
The insider added: “The two slipped into Atlantic City for 24 hours.”
Jesse is best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC TV series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, while Taylor is considered to be one of the rising stars of the broadcasting industry, with her ‘TimeOut With Taylor Rooks’ YouTube show and podcast becoming notable successes.
Jesse filed for divorce from real estate broker Aryn in 2017, and he subsequently opened up about his split on Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ album, denying suggestions he’d been unfaithful.
The actor – who has son Maceo, two, and daughter Sadie, four, with his estranged wife – shared in the Tidal video ‘Footnotes for 4:44’: “I was in a relationship 13 years, 13 real years, not five years, not seven years, 13 years.
“All of a sudden motherf*****s are writing think-pieces that I somehow threw a 13-year relationship – like the most painful experience I’ve had in my life, like with a person I’ve loved with all of my heart – that I threw a person and my family in the trash because a girl I work with is cute.”
The much-discussed video also featured conversations with several other high-profile stars, including Will Smith, Kendrick Lamar, and Chris Rock.