Is Rumer Willis dating former Hollyoaks star Ricky Whittle?

This could be one of the more unusual celebrity hook-ups of 2014 – Rumer Willis is reportedly dating former Hollyoaks star Ricky Whittle.

The pair are said to have been dating for around three months now after being introduced by friends, The Sunday Mirror reports.

"They are inseparable and using the 'L' word already," a source said. "Rumer sees him as a permanent fixture in her life."

Rumer, daughter of Bruce Willis and his ex-wife Demi Moore, and Ricky haven't confirmed their romance. But the British actor has been seen with Rumer's friends recently, and has sent her a few supportive tweets about her performance in the stage show Free The Record.

Strictly Come Dancing runner-up Ricky, 32, moved to LA in 2011 after his six-year run on Hollyoaks came to an end.

He now stars in two American shows; The 100, a post-apocalyptic drama airing on The CW and coming soon to E4, and in ABC's Mistresses.

Ricky previously dated his Hollyoaks co-star Carley Stenson from 2007 until 2011, and was more recently linked to Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szohr.

Rumer, 25, had been dating actor Jason Blair, but the couple split up last November after a year together.