"Gregg often sends Bella flowers and handwritten notes," says a source close to the couple

By Melody Chiu
Updated August 19, 2015 03:45 PM
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Ah, young love!

After being friends for six years, Gregg Sulkin and Bella Thorne‘s relationship took a romantic turn earlier this summer.

Sulkin, 23, was photographed giving Thorne, 17 – who picked up an award for choice movie villain – a sweet kiss on the cheek at the Teen Choice Awards over the weekend.

“They have known each other for years and spend a lot of time together,” says a source close to the couple. “They treat each other with a great deal of respect and are really enjoying each other’s company.”

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While the relationship is still pretty new, Sulkin and Thorne often double-date with their pals and gather for family outings at the beach, adds the source.

The Faking It leading man is also “super traditional and old-school,” and woos his girlfriend with “flowers and handwritten notes,” adds the source. “He is a true gentleman.”