He helped mend her broken heart after a painful split from her husband.
But, four months after it began, it looks like the romance between Kate Winslet and Louis Dowler is over.
The couple first met at a mutual friend's party shortly after Kate announced the end of her marriage to Sam Mendes.
Weeks after they began dating, the actress had introduced model Louis to her parents, and there were high hopes their relationship would go the distance.
But it was not to be.
"Louis was just the tonic Kate needed after her painful split from Sam and they had a wonderful time," a friend close to the couple told the Daily Mail.
"However, they have realised their relationship isn’t working and Kate needs space to be on her own.
"She is very grateful to Louis for helping her pick her life back up after her marriage ended and they had a lot of fun together, but she felt it had come to an end and wants to concentrate on her career and children."