They found love shortly after he split with his wife of 12 years.

And Dennis Quaid and his much-younger girlfriend Santa Auzina celebrated their first anniversary together at the weekend, with a romantic break for two.

“You have to nurture it, you do have to nurture it.

Quaid and Auzina were seen together at the 2016 MIPCOM Opening Ceremony red carpet in Cannes, France, confirming that the two are an item. Here’s a look at Auzina’s life and Quaid’s relationship with her.

According to her Fashion Model Directory profile, Auzina has been appearing in fashion shows and on magazine covers since at least 2004.

“They either lost the fire in the belly or maybe the business wasn’t good to them or bad luck and I don’t think I appreciated that as much back then.

When you’re young you think that everything goes on forever.” The actor, who has starred on the big screen in films including The Day After Tomorrow and The Frequency, said the secret to success is ‘getting up off your ass’.

The duo were first pictured canoodling July 13 at Montréal's Atwater Cocktail Club, and a month later Santa was calling Quaid her 'soulmate.'According to Radar Online, Auzina allegedly 'abandoned' her Ecuadorian husband Alejandro Jimenez and his two young daughters upon falling for Dennis.

Their whirlwind romance began weeks after the Fortitude star and his second wife Kimberly Buffington filed for divorce after 12 years of marriage.She also starred in a French commercial for the Canadian toiler paper brand Cashmere, as seen above.In July, Quaid and Auzina first sparked romance rumors when they were seen together at the Atwater Cocktail Club in Montreal. Nice to have Dennis Quaid at ACC tonight,” the club wrote in the caption to the above Instagram photo.It’s never somebody else fault or responsibility, it’s always mine.Having a good time is a decision.” Quaid has been mixing things up in recent years, having just shot the new series of hit Sky show Fortitude.The studio wanted someone from the cast of Die wilden 70er (1998) for the role of Carter and had originally given it to Ashton Kutcher.