Jesse Metcalfe Gets Cozy with Model Livia Pillmann Amid Split from Cara Santana
After being together for more than 10 years, a source told PEOPLE that Jesse Metcalfe and Cara Santana split three weeks ago
Weeks after Metcalfe and Santana enjoyed their European Christmas vacation together, the Desperate Housewives star was spotted out and about with two women.
Metcalfe, 41, was photographed on Monday tightly hugging Hungarian model Livia Pillmann outside of vegan restaurant Gracias Madre in West Hollywood, California, before they walked together hand-in-hand to the valet.
Their outing came before the actor was photographed that evening cuddling up to a blonde woman believed to be Australian actress and 68 Whiskey star Jade Albany Pietrantonio, at a bar in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles.
A rep for Santana tells PEOPLE, “Cara is not going to comment and asks that everyone please respect her privacy at this time.”
Reps for Pillmann, Pietrantonio and Metcalfe did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Interestingly, Pillmann posted a photoshoot snap of herself and Metcalfe to Instagram on Dec. 22 in which the pair models T-shirts. “Dude, where’s our bike? ? @realjessemetcalfe @heroesmotors #Heroes #LA,” she captioned the snap of the duo with their arms around one another.
Days later, actress-fashion blogger Santana, 35, posted photos of herself and Metcalfe enjoying their trip to Belgium, where they celebrated their last Christmas together.
“This year @realjessemetcalfe and I decided instead of getting each other gifts, we would give each other an experience. The idea was to create memories, see a new culture and focus on the most important but often most intangible gift that life has to offer: time well spent,” Santana captioned two photos of herself and Metcalfe in Brugge on Dec. 2. “He picked the place, I handled the travel and we invited my family. And man, were we NOT disappointed! We couldn’t have thought of a better way to spend the winter holiday ❄️ together in #Brugge. ⭐️.”
A source told PEOPLE on Wednesday that the formerly engaged couple parted ways three weeks ago.
However, a source close to Santana also told PEOPLE that the couple didn’t breakup until Wednesday.
“She was wearing her ring yesterday,” the source close to Santana said. “She had no idea things weren’t fine until she saw the photos online today. I promise they never broke up until today.”
The source believes the actor is a “cheater.”
Metcalfe and Santana had been in a relationship for more than 10 years and got engaged in August 2016.
In September of that year, Santana told PEOPLE that she and the John Tucker Must Die actor were planning on getting married in 2018.
“We’re going to get married in September 2018, so I’m going to start planning this time next year,” Santana told PEOPLE at the WEI Beauty Detoxifying Skincare Line luncheon hosted by Jaime King and Jamie Chung in Hollywood.
One month after getting engaged, Santana said she was feeling at peace.
“I think there’s a sense of calm,” she shared.
“There’s a sense of unspoken security that when you’re not engaged maybe there’s like an underlying uncertainty,” she continued.
“Now that we’re engaged I feel this total sense of calmness,” she shared. “Like we’ll get to the wedding. We’ve got the rest of our lives.”