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Sheridan Smith's new love

Sheridan Smith's new love

Sheridan Smith has a new boyfriend.

The 36-year-old actress was spotted on a date with LA hairstylist and model Graham Nation in London last week and things are already starting to get serious.

A source told The Sun on Sunday that the couple "had dinner at vegan restaurant The Farmacy in Notting Hill, West London and were seen again at lunchtime the next day embracing on the street".

Sheridan has had somewhat of a tough time recently as she sadly lost her beloved father Colin at the age of 80 to cancer in December.

Last year, she also missed weeks of the production of 'Funny Girl' in London due to "stress."

A statement said at the time: "Sheridan Smith will be taking a leave of absence from 'Funny Girl' due to stress and exhaustion.

"The entire team at 'Funny Girl' is thinking of Sheridan, and know she is getting the rest and support she needs during this difficult and stressful time.

"We will all miss her enormously and send her our love and best wishes - and we are looking forward to her return to the show in due course."

And in June, she was forced to pull out of the Bradford run of 'Funny Girl', after she contracted mumps.

A statement released on Bradford Theatres' official Twitter account said: "Following test results, it is confirmed that Sheridan Smith has contracted mumps and on doctor's advice will not be able to perform in 'Funny Girl' at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford this week. The producers and company wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming her back as soon as possible.

"This week, the role of Fanny Brice will be played by Natasha J. Barnes who is currently sharing the role of Fanny Brice with Sheridan Smith on the UK Tour of 'Funny Girl'."