The recently divorced actress met her new beau met through friends, she tells PEOPLE

By Courtney Rubin and Monique Jessen
Updated February 19, 2007 09:00 AM

Selma Blair has a new guy in her life: Matthew Felker, the model-actor who kisses Britney Spears in her “Toxic” video, the actress tells PEOPLE.

Blair, who went solo at the Marc Jacobs fashion show in London on Friday, said at the event that she left her boyfriend in good hands.

“He’s at home watching my dog,” Blair said with a laugh. “I’m just here for the show. I just got here and I’m going home tomorrow. I’ll see him then.”

Blair, 34, says she met the 27-year-old Felker, whom the actress decribes as a writer, “through friends,” though she’s “not really sure” of the time frame.

One thing is for sure: Blair won’t be debuting her romance with Felker at Sunday’s Oscars parties. “I’ll be sitting at home with my boyfriend watching it,” Blair said. “I’ve gone every year to the Vanity Fair party but I’ve taken some time off acting, so I think it’s time to take time off from showing up at acting events.”

Blair, best known for her role in Cruel Intentions, finalized her divorce from husband of two years, Ahmet Zappa, last December.