Former 'The Bachelorette' suitor Kasey Stewart dating actress Hilary Swank?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/31/2015
Kasey Stewart is apparently close to an A-list celebrity -- really close.
The ninth-seasonThe Bachelorette contestant was photographed dining and enjoying drinks with Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank at Gjelina in Los Angeles' Venice neighborhood.
Stewart posted a photo of the couple on Instagram Thursday night sitting at a cozy table for two by a fireplace. They leaned into each other for the picture and were all smiles.
"Happy Birthday to this beautiful soul. @hilaryswank," Stewart, 31, captioned the photo.
Stewart was wearing a white button-down shirt and drinking white wine, while Swank sported a black-and-white striped blouse and appeared to be sipping on water. She just turned 41-years-old.
Stewart was first spotted spending time with Swank two years ago, so it's unclear whether they're dating or have just been good friends for a while. Back then, they were seen dining at Firestone Grill in San Luis Obispo, CA.
"Even prettier on the inside," he wrote alongside a photo of them at the time.
Stewart competed for Desiree Hartsock in 2013, but he was sent home in the sixth week.