It’s still early stages.. but according to News Limited this is Thorpie’s new boyfriend!

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He’s legal student and model Ryan Channing, with he and Ian apparently in the middle of a summer romance. Cute!!

“Over the last few weeks Ian and Ryan have been ­inseparable,” said one source.

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Even the “boyfriend” word has been dropped, according to friends.

We all know any new relationship is hard, let alone with the rest of Australia watching on – so we wish Ian and Ryan all the best! We can’t wait to start liking their cute selfies on Insta!