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20 Things to Know About Jenna Dewan's New Beau, Steve Kazee

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We've now had a few months to deal with the devastating news that Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum are no longer together. The couple announced their split in April, with the actress officially filing for divorce in October (she's also requesting spousal support, which caused a bit of a debate). Now, each of the stars have managed to move on, even going as far as dating other people. Channing has been linked to singer Jessie J, and apparently that relationship is so serious, he brought his daughter, Everly, to one of her concerts. Jenna, on the other hand is dating the lesser-known star, Steve Kazee.

The truth is, we've been pretty curious about this guy ever since rumors about him flew around Halloween. Apparently, the two were getting cozy, and were even spotted kissing at Casamigos' costume party, sparking dozens of headlines about a so-called "mystery man." Later on, Steve's identity was revealed, and the new couple stepped out holding hands before paparazzi captured them partaking in a sweet yet steamy smooch session

To some, Jenna Dewan's bearded boyfriend seemed to come out of complete left field, but it's possible that the relationship has been going on for longer than the public knew -- at least that's what sources say. It's also worth noting that Steve isn't just some ordinary guy, either. He's actually involved in the biz, too, appearing on Broadway and numerous TV shows. Ahead, we've put together some facts about Steve, including where he's from, why he looks so familiar, and the other famous ladies he's dated (yes, there's more than one).


He's a Broadway Star

Steve's main gig is being a Broadway actor. He has a lot of theater credits under his belt, including Spamalot, and the revival of 110 in the Shade. Most recently, he worked on Pretty Woman: The Musical during its Chicago run (hence the congratulatory cupcakes from the cast of Hamilton), before the show heads to Broadway.


So He Obviously Sings

Even on his Instagram, Steve describes himself as an actor/musician. Most of the shows Steve's been in have been musicals, so it's not shocking to us that he plays guitar.

Fun fact: In this video, Steve is performing with Katherine Gallagher, Peter Gallagher's daughter. (Peter was the dad in The O.C.)


His Claim to Fame Is 'Once'

After originating the role of Guy Off-Broadway, Steve continued to star in the show when it came to Broadway in 2012. His co-star was Cristin Milioti, who famously played the mother on How I Met Your Mother.


He Has a Tony

Steve's performance in Once was so good, he won the Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical in 2012.


And a Grammy

In 2013, Once received the award for Best Musical Theater Album -- which means that Steve is halfway to the coveted EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony)!


He's Been on TV

For those thinking Steve looks familiar, he's had roles on Nashville, Blindspot, and the short-lived CMT series Working Class. He's also been on nearly every major crime drama, ever (Criminal Minds: Beyond BordersCSI: Crime Scene InvestigationNCIS), and appeared in the TV movie, Warriors, with Morena Baccarin.


He Was on 'Shameless'

Perhaps one of his most notable TV roles was Gus on Showtime's Shameless. Steve's character was briefly married to Fiona (Emmy Rossum), and yes, he sang on the show.


He Sang on the 'Twilight' Soundtrack

Steve collaborated with Christina on a duet version of "A Thousand Years" for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 soundtrack.


He Dated Megan Hilty For Six Years

Considering both of their Broadway backgrounds, this pairing makes sense. "The lessons I've learned about my time with Megan, six wonderful years, will live with me forever," Steve revealed about his relationship with Megan in an interview with Blouin Artinfo in July 2013. "I have zero angst or anxiety about her. She's a warm, caring, immensely talented, lovely human being."


He Enjoys Traveling

Steve's Instagram is full of photos from different destinations -- including Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, and London.


He's Serious About Fitness

The caption on this pic? "Boxing does a body good." We have to agree.


He's a Dog Person

So Steve is kiiiiind of obsessed with his two pups, Stella and Violet, and posts a lot -- and we mean a lot -- of photos of them. He even admits in his bio that his account is "mostly pictures of my dogs" and in 2018, he captioned one photo "I know that all I post are pictures of my dogs. I am okay with this fact."


He Likes Kids

... which is good news, considering Jenna is mom to 5-year-old Everly. Last June, Steve captioned this sweet shot, "The best thing about being 42 is that I finally get to play dads on TV! This little nugget passed out while chewing on my shoulder and my heart exploded!"


He Was Close With His Mom

Unfortunately, while Steve was starring in Once, his mother passed away. In his Tony speech, he ended up thanking the cast for being there for him during that difficult time.

"My mother always told me before shows to stand up and show them whose little boy you are," he said about his late mom. "And I'm showing you today that I am the son of Kathy Withrow Kazee, who lost her fight with cancer on Easter Sunday this year. And I miss you every day, and I feel you here with me tonight."

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