Len Wiseman, Kate Beckinsale’s ex-husband, moves in with girlfriend CJ Franco after eight years

Kate Beckinsale’s ex-husband Len Wiseman has moved in with longtime girlfriend CJ Franco, 32 – eight years after the pair started dating when he divorced his 49-year-old actress wife.

“CJ and Len recently took their relationship to the next level by moving in together,” said a source close to the couple.

Len and CJ’s relationship began amid his tumultuous divorce from Kate, whom he married in 2004 and split in 2015.

But any drama that might have clouded the early days of their romance was far from the couple’s mind this past weekend as they stepped into a charity comedy show, Models of Comedy, together, looking every inch for the blissful, cohabiting couple.

CJ, who performed on the stand-up show, and director and filmmaker Len appeared on the red carpet at the Hotel Ziggy prior to the event and, according to one guest, were “incredibly flirty” throughout the night.

Going strong: CJ Franco, 32 , and Len Wiseman, 50 (at Models of Comedy on June 17) decided to move in together after eight years of dating, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively

Happy together: CJ and Len (pictured posted to her Instagram) were 'incredibly flirty' at the after party for the Models of Comedy show at Hotel Ziggy on Saturday

Happy together: CJ and Len (pictured posted to her Instagram) were ‘incredibly flirty’ at the after party for the Models of Comedy show at Hotel Ziggy on Saturday

Irreplaceable: Len has been dating since splitting with ex-wife Kate Beckinsale, 49 (pictured together in 2015).  Len and Kate were together for 11 years

Irreplaceable: Len has been dating since splitting with ex-wife Kate Beckinsale, 49 (pictured together in 2015). Len and Kate were together for 11 years

Replaced: Len and CJ (pictured leaving Nice Guy in 2015) were seen together several times when it was revealed his marriage to Kate was over

Replaced: Len and CJ (pictured leaving Nice Guy in 2015) were seen together several times when it was revealed his marriage to Kate was over

During her 15-minute monologue, β€œLen sat front and center and didn’t take his eyes off CJ. You could see how badly he had been beaten,” the eyewitness added.

The two lovebirds attended the after party together, where they continued to pack their PDAs as they chatted with friends, including Christine Peake – former British model turned comedian and Hollywood publicist, who presented and performed on Models of Comedy.

The eyewitness told DailyMail.com that Christine and CJ “stole the show” and were “obviously crowd favorites. “CJ got the audience rolling with a routine that included supporting jokes about her dad being gay,” the source said.

“She told the audience she was going to Las Vegas soon for her dad’s wedding β€” we’re assuming Len.”

The eyewitness said that after the event, which was produced by Hunter Hart and raised thousands of dollars for the Best Buddies charity, CJ left with Len “hand in hand.”

Len’s relationship with CJ started after his split from Kate, whom he married in 2004 after falling in love on the set of 2003’s Underworld.

Kate and Len split in 2015 after 11 years of marriage. Rumors circulated that their marriage was in trouble when Len was photographed leaving The Sunset Marquis Bar with CJ, who was 25 at the time.

A month after his breakup with Kate was made public, Len was photographed two nights in a row leaving hot spot The Nice Guy with CJ. Kate was filming Underworld 5 in Prague at the time.

Moving on: Kate has more than moved on since her divorce from Len.  A year after their divorce was finalized, she started dating Pete Davidson (pictured at the 2020 New York Rangers game)

Moving on: Kate has more than moved on since her divorce from Len. A year after their divorce was finalized, she started dating Pete Davidson (pictured at the 2020 New York Rangers game)

CJ was all smiles with former British model Christine Peake - who presented and performed on Saturday's Models of Comedy at the event, which raised money for Best Buddies

CJ was all smiles with former British model Christine Peake – who presented and performed on Saturday’s Models of Comedy at the event, which raised money for Best Buddies

Russian model Eugenia Kuzmina, 35 (pictured on red carpet at Models of Comedy) delivered a hilariously funny monologue and was supported by her Miramax CEO husband Bill Block

Russian model Eugenia Kuzmina, 35 (pictured on red carpet at Models of Comedy) delivered a hilariously funny monologue and was supported by her Miramax CEO husband Bill Block

Kate and Len’s divorce was finalized in November 2019. While Kate and Len had no children together, she has a daughter Lily with her ex, Martin Sheen – who she was with when she met Len on the set of Underworld.

Kate has since been linked to the likes of Pete Davidson and Jack Whitehall, while Len has remained devoted to CJ.

CJ – also an actress – has just finished filming a new reality show called The Goat. Meanwhile, Len has just finished directing John Wick’s first spin-off, Ballerina.

Their busy schedules probably contributed to their choice to move in together. However, they don’t work together like Len did with Kate.

In 2012, during an interview with Parade magazineKate gushed from time to time about the joys of working with her then-husband.

She explained: “The first time we met was when we were filming Underworld, and then we worked together again after being married for a short time, and now we’ve been married for seven years, so I’ve got quite a bit had. a few different experiences along the way.

‘It’s different every time. We love it. I think one of the things we like least about our work is that it can force separation from each other.”

The lineup at the weekend’s event is also included Dominika van Santen, Thash Mose, supermodel and actress Charlotte McKinney, Russian model Eugenia Kuzmina, who had her CEO of Miramax husband Bill Block in the audience.

Models Dana Tyne, Rochelle Brodin, author Heidi Shultz and Bachelor star Elise Mosca were also in the audience. The show was said to be a ‘fantastic hit’, the eyewitness said, adding that ‘it exceeded everyone’s expectations.