Rose Byrne and Ricky Gervais’ comedy partner Stephen Merchant are dating. The two were spotted leaving the cinema hand-in-hand earlier this week. Rose and fellow Aussie actor Brendan Cowell called it quits in January after dating for seven years. Stephen co-wrote The Office with Ricky and appeared in the film Hot Fuzz. Rose is currently shooting X-Men: First Class and showed her own comedy skills starring opposite Russell Brand in Get Him to the Greek.