Chris Appleton attends Universal Music Group's 2024 After Party presented by Coke Studios and Merz Aesthetics' #SmartTox at Nya Studios on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California Source: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for Universal Music Group

Chris Appleton Spotted Frolicking in the Waves with New Beau

Kilian Melloy READ TIME: 1 MIN.

Lukas Gage's ex has moved on! Following his split from the "White Lotus" star, Appleton was seen frisking in the water during a day at the beach with a new boyfriend that's just as ripped as he is.

"The newly-divorced celeb hairstylist and his hunky boyfriend, Federico, hit up the beach along Santa Monica Sunday," TMZ reported, adding that the pair were "ringing in St. Patrick's Day by soaking up some sun and losing their shirts in the process."

TMZ's text was sprinkled with plenty of frolicsome photos that showed Appleton, clad in pink and yellow swim trunks, and Federico, wearing a black bathing suit, splashing in the surf and enjoying the sand and sun.

The pair are "casually dating," according to TMZ.

As previously reported, Appleton and Gage wed after a whirlwind romance last April. The marriage quickly fell apart, with the couple divorcing in November.

Competing narratives claimed contradictory stories, with some sources saying that Appleton was "controlling and possessive," others saying that Appleton was the one who sought to sever ties, and unsubstantiated descriptions of their marriage as being "open" refuted with denials.

TMZ's images aren't the only thirsty snaps of the celebrity hairdresser. Check out some of the hot pics Appleton has posted on his Insta.

by Kilian Melloy , EDGE Staff Reporter

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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