They’ve been the picture of happiness and seem to be enjoying their new romance after meeting at a party in Los Angeles recently.
But according to NW Magazine, there could be trouble in paradise for former OC star Mischa Barton and her new Australian model boyfriend, James Abercrombie.
The publication claims ‘friends’ of the actress are concerned about James’ intentions, and now that the star is back on her feet they don’t want to see her hurt again.
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‘He’s very ambitious’: Mischa Barton’s friends are worried her Australian fashion model boyfriend James Abercrombie’s intentions
The magazine references his manager’s recent statement – confirming their budding relationship – but also stating James was looking for representation in Los Angeles.
The magazine reports that James ‘has publicised his budding relationship…to boost his profile’ and he is very proud of his relationship with the beautiful star.
‘He’s very ambitious,’ a source told the publication of James.
Questioning his motives: The magazine references his manager’s recent statement – confirming their budding relationship – but also stating James was looking for representation in Los Angeles
‘Mischa’s getting her life back on track after a lot of drama and although she’s doing well, her friends are understandably worried about her new relationship.’
‘He didn’t have an Instagram until very recently and immediately posted a picture of them together, and he seems to love being spotted with her.’
The magazine also reports that some of his friends commented on his Instagram snap of the pair, commending him for going out with the actress.
‘You’ve done it’: The magazine also reports that some of his friends commented on his Instagram snap of the pair, commending him for going out with the actress
‘You’ve done it,’ one pal reportedly wrote, while another added: ‘Yes James.’
The snap on his Instagram has since been deleted, while Mischa has no images of the pair on her own Instagram account.
Earlier this month, Daily Mail Australia exclusively revealed that James and Mischa had been dating for the last few weeks.
No stranger to the finer things in life, James is the son of former Victorian Liberal Party treasurer Andrew Abercrombie, who this year was reported to be worth $574m according to the AFR Rich List.
New love: Earlier this month, Daily Mail Australia exclusively revealed that James was Mischa’s new man, with the pair dating for the last few weeks
The dark-haired stud’s Melbourne-based agency Bucknall Management/ FRM Model Management confirmed the pair’s new-found relationship.
‘James is currently dating well known actress Mischa Barton,’ FRM Model Management director Stephen Bucknall (who discovered the budding male model) confirmed.
‘He was recently on a ski trip to Aspen, after which he headed to Los Angeles- where we are currently making appointments for him to seek representation.
‘James met Mischa at a party in Los Angeles just on a month ago. They then headed off on a small trip to France,’ the agency revealed.
‘He is now back in Los Angeles and they are spending a lot of time together.’
Instagram snaps published to James’ page depict a glimpse of his high-flying lifestyle, with images of his private jet in Cannes, luxury yacht in Italy and his Aspen holiday digs.
Model on the rise: Instagram snaps published to James’ page depict a glimpse of his high-flying lifestyle
Once a politician, James’ father Andrew is one of Australia’s richest businessman and chairman of successful company FlexiGroup.
Andrew and his wife Shadda are the proud owners of two mansions in Victoria – one in the wealthy suburb of Toorak purchased for $14m in 2007, as well as a holiday home in the exclusive resort town of Portsea, which is currently on the market for $5m.
They also own an apartment inside the swanky Alto Villas building in Mt Buller, a luxury resort village in eastern Victoria.
The Abercrombie family made headlines last year when thieves stole more than $1m worth of jewels from their lavish Melbourne home.
Struggles: Last month, DailyMail.com revealed that Mischa had been granted an extension to restraining orders against two former boyfriends
Last month, DailyMail.com revealed that Mischa had been granted an extension to restraining orders against two former boyfriends, who she believes are trying to sell an explicit sex tape of her.
The footage was being touted to online porn companies, with a number of industry giants still considering the offer.
At the start of the year, the former child star had also endured a highly publicised ‘meltdown’, which saw two of her neighbours call emergency services after she allegedly threatened to kill herself.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted representatives of Mischa and James for comment in relation to this article.