updated 01/11/2013 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/13/2013 AT 9:45 AM ET
It appears Jennie Garth has found a man with positive energy.
The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star, 40 – who recently said that’s the quality she now seeks in a partner – is dating musician Jeremy Salken, a source tells PEOPLE.
Garth and Salken, 31, the drummer for electronic group Big Gigantic, met in October and spent New Year’s together.
The mother of three even Tweeted about ringing in 2013 with her new man.
Meanwhile, her Twilight actor ex has most recently been dating Jaimie Alexander, an actress he met on the set of Loosies and worked with on Nurse Jackie.