Paul Wesley Says His Girlfriend Is One of the Funniest People He Knows: 'All We Do Is Laugh' (Exclusive)

The 'Vampire Diaries' star and model Natalie Kuckenburg have been linked since November 2022

<p>Victoria Sirakova/Getty</p> Paul Wesley and Natalie Kuckenburg

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Paul Wesley and Natalie Kuckenburg

Life is full of laughter for Paul Wesley and Natalie Kuckenburg!

In an exclusive conversation with PEOPLE at the Garden of Laughs event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City earlier this week, The Vampire Diaries actor, 41, opened up about how he and his girlfriend never take life too seriously.

When asked who the funniest person in his life is, Wesley candidly admitted, "Oh my gosh. There's two people that are the funniest people in my life — Number one, my dog, and number two, frankly, my girlfriend."

"I think the reason we get along so well is because all we do is laugh, and I think it's probably one of the most important things in a relationship," he added.

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Paul Wesley

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Wesley and Kuckenburg — who is signed with Elite Model Management — were first spotted together in early November 2022, though it's unclear when they initially started dating.

At the time, the pair enjoyed a romantic dinner date in Nerano, Italy. After they were photographed sharing a kiss, they each posted photos from the same location on their Instagram accounts.

Wesley was previously married to Ines de Ramon. A representative for the couple told PEOPLE in September 2022 that they were no longer together, and their divorce was finalized in 2024.

The jewelry designer is currently dating Brad Pitt. They were first spotted backstage at a Los Angeles Bono concert in November 2022, and just a few days later, a source told PEOPLE that Pitt, 60, and de Ramon had already "been dating for a few months."

<p>Taylor Hill/Getty</p> Paul Wesley and Natalie Kuckenburg

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Paul Wesley and Natalie Kuckenburg

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The Garden of Laughs event was a sold-out benefit show that marked the largest fundraiser in the Garden of Dreams Foundation's history.

Raising more than $2 million, the funds will allow the organization to continue to support young individuals in need across the Tri-State area.

"To be a part of it is incredible," Wesley told PEOPLE of partaking in the Garden of Laughs event.

"I'm so glad," he added. "[I played] a small part of it, but I'm glad to be a part of it."

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