Entertainment Movies What We Know About Dennis Quaid's New Girlfriend, University of Texas PhD Student Laura Savoie The actor, 65, has been dating the 26-year-old graduate student for a number of months By Alexia Fernández Published on June 10, 2019 03:43 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Dennis Quaid is off the market. The actor, 65, is dating Laura Savoie, multiple sources confirmed the news to PEOPLE on Thursday. It’s not clear when the actor split with his longtime girlfriend Santa Auzina, whom he was last photographed with in December. Here’s everything we know about Savoie, 26. 1. She’s highly accomplished. Savoie is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin. She’s studying accounting at the Red McCombs School of Business, where she’s been teaching as a research assistant since 2017, according to her LinkedIn. Dennis Quaid Dating University of Texas Ph.D. Student Laura Savoie, Sources Confirm She’s also a consultant for real estate operations at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California — the same school she attended for her undergraduate degree. She’s also a registered yoga teacher. 2. She’s dated high-profile stars in the past. Savoie previously dated actor Jeremy Piven, a source told PEOPLE. The two dated while she was studying at Pepperdine. Savoie was valedictorian at the Malibu college when she graduated in 2014. 3. Savoie hasn’t been hiding their relationship. The college student has shared her happiness with Quaid on her Instagram account, which is currently set to private and has featured the actor in several photos. Most recently, the UT Austin student shared a snap of the pair with their arms wrapped around each other and captioned it with, “Never been happier.” She also revealed that she “loved this man” in a snapshot from May, which featured the couple wearing hats that hid their faces while they shared a waterside kiss.