Dennis Quaid, 65, splits from girlfriend of three years, now dating 26-year-old PhD student

Dennis Quaid, 65, splits from girlfriend of three years, now dating 26-year-old PhD student

Actor Dennis Quaid has split from his girlfriend of three years, Santa Auzina, and has begun dating a 26-year-old PhD student, Laura Savoie. Quaid, 65, has reportedly been dating Savoie for a couple of months and was also spotted last month leaving Craig's together with her.

According to a report in People, multiple sources confirmed that Quaid is dating Savoie. The report also observed that she has been sharing quite a few snapshots with Quaid on her Instagram handle that is currently on private. The pictures are accompanied by captions such as "Never been happier" and most recently "loved this man” in May. She also shared a picture of the two wearing hats that hid their faces as they shared a waterside kiss.

Savoie is currently doing her PhD in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in their McCombs School of Business and is expected to graduate in 2021. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Savoie dated actor Jeremy Piven during her time at the Malibu college. She was her class’ valedictorian at Pepperdine University where she did her undergrad and this was followed by a master's degree at the University of Notre Dame. 

Actor Dennis Quaid reportedly began dating Laura Savoie a couple of months ago. (Source: Getty Images)


It is unclear as to when Quaid and Auzina split from each other and the two were last spotted together in December. They had started dating in 2016 after Quaid split from his ex-wife Kimberly Buffington and have been together for a little over two years. Quaid and Buffington were together for 12 years and cited 'irreconcilable differences' when they split. Before that Quaid was married to Meg Ryan, and the two divorced after 10 years together in 2001 and before that he was with actor PJ Soles from 1978 to 1983.


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