‘X-Men’ Star James Marsden Dines with Fil-Am Model Kelsey Merritt

Kelsey Merritt, a Filipina-American model, and James Marsden, a 49-year-old actor, were spotted dining together at an Italian restaurant in California, leading to rumors that they are dating.

A report from the U.S. entertainment news site Just Jared on Friday, April 7, said that Merritt and Marsden were seen all-smiles in a car together after their Italian dinner.

Just Jared said that James Marsden and model Kelsey Merritt were seen on a date in L.A. on Thursday night.

The 26-year-old model was also seen with Marsden at a fashion show in October 2022 and at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February 2023, but there were no photos of them together at either event, according to a report.

Both Merritt and the actress from “Enchanted” follow each other on Instagram.

As of this writing, Merritt and Marsden have not said anything about how their relationship is going.

Merritt, who was once linked to actor Jared Leto and Olympic swimmer Conor Dwyer, made history in 2018 as the first Filipino to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Then, in June 2020, she signed a deal with Viva Artists Agency.

Marsden, on the other hand, is best known for playing Prince Edward in “Enchanted” and its sequel “Disenchanted,” Scott Summers and Cyclops in the “X-Men” movie series, Lon Hammond Jr. in “The Notebook,” and Richard White in “Superman Returns,” among other roles.