updated 09/24/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/24/2010 AT 1:45 PM ET
Actress Marg Helgenberger is going through big changes both professionally and personally: The CSI actress, who recently announced she is leaving the hit CBS show after 11 years, has been quietly dating a new beau.
Seen strolling the streets of Milan this week hand and hand with her mystery man, Helgenberger beamed as the pair shopped and snuck kisses.
This appears to be the first public love for Helgenberger, 51, since her divorce from actor Alan Rosenberg in 2009, after 19 years of marriage.
When reached, a rep for Helgenberger says she does not comment on the actress’s personal life.
Not only does Helgenberger have a new love interest in real life, her CSI character Catherine Willows will also embrace on a romance. Helgenberger recently told the U.K. s Daily Express, “When viewers see Catherine fall head over heels, that s pretty much the way it’s going for me too.”