The couple – who have been dating since they met working together on new movie ‘Midnight In Paris’ – have publicly confirmed their romance, with Michael revealing the 32-year-old beauty is not only “warm and friendly”, but “very funny”.

He told “Yeah, we’re together. She's talented, intelligent, beautiful. She's warm and friendly. She's very supportive, and very kind, very funny. She makes me laugh a lot.

“Hopefully, I have some of those qualities as well.”

Meanwhile, Rachel - who was engaged to her 'Notebook' co-star Ryan Gosling before calling off their three-year relationship in 2007 – admitted the couple “didn’t plan” to keep their romance a secret.

She added: “I don’t think it was planned one way or the other.”

Rachel – who is 10 years Michael’s junior – recently revealed she is “inspired” by her parents’ marriage, and thinks their union is the reason why she is such a romantic person.

She said: “They are still together and still in love. I'm very blessed that way. I had a great example of love in front of me, and that's probably what makes me such a romantic, because I've seen it firsthand."