A year and a half after the death of wife Natasha Richardson, Liam Neeson began dating a 30-something English blonde named Freya St. Johnston. That was circa September 2010.
Freya St. Johnston is a U.K.-based public relations executive who, like the actor, is the parent of two children.
"She's a wonderful person and a fantastic mother," Johnston's ex, Matt Winton, a marketing exec for the U.K.-based street wear brand Boxfresh, tells PEOPLE. "She takes life seriously in a free-spirited kind of way."Adds Winton, "They make a very nice couple."
Sources close to the actor caution that Neeson is only in the first stages of dating again, and that his primary focus remains raising his two boys with Richardson, Micheal, 13, and Daniel 12.
On 2011, The Enquirer claimed Freya and Liam had gotten engaged, although Liam and Freya never confirmed or denied it.