AnnaLynne McCord on Split with Dominic Purcell: 'Public Breakups Are Horrible'

When AnnaLynne McCord and Dominic Purcell broke up in December after more than three years together, McCord wasn’t prepared to see photographs in the press of Purcell with someone else so quickly.

“It’s horrible. Public breakups are horrible. It’s the worst thing on earth. You have to see your man with another woman,” the actress-model, 27, told PEOPLE at Thursday night’s Hollywood Domino Annual Pre-Oscar Soiree & Tournament presented by Bovet 1822.

AnnaLynne McCord to Speak About Sexual Assault on College Tour After Revealing She Was Raped

After breaking her silence about being sexually assaulted as a teen, AnnaLynne McCord is taking her message to college campuses.

The Dallas actress will start a speaking tour at universities across the country starting this fall, she told PEOPLE at Tuesday’s premiere of her short film, I Choose, presented by GenArt and Ciroc.

AnnaLynne McCord Is 'Holding Off' on Marriage

When former Beverly Hills 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord accepted her award for her anti-human trafficking efforts at the Unlikely Heroes Award Gala in Hollywood over the weekend, there was someone missing by her side – actor boyfriend Dominic Purcell.

“My darling,” McCord told PEOPLE at the event. “He’s in Australia with his darlings. With the kids.”

AnnaLynne McCord & Dominic Purcell's Cozy Beach Day

Life’s a beach for new couple AnnaLynne McCord and Dominic Purcell.

A month after they were first spotted laying on the P.D.A. at a Beverly Hills lounge, McCord, 23, and Prison Break’s Purcell, 41, enjoyed each other’s company Tuesday on the beach in Los Angeles.

The two linked arms as they walked along the sand, McCord wearing a black cover-up over her bikini.

AnnaLynne McCord Kisses New Man Dominic Purcell

New couple alert? AnnaLynne McCord and Dominic Purcell didn’t hide their affection at the GBK Lounge inside L.A.’s SLS Hotel. The two held hands and shared kisses while they browsed the free wares and mingled with other guests. “They were all smiles and laughs,” an onlooker says.

Caught in the Act!

• A decked-out Gwen Stefani hosted a private Harajuku-themed charity tea party at Royal/T in L.A. to benefit Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Emergency Fund. Stefani was joined by sons Zuma, 2½ and Kingston, 5, as well as her mother, father, and hubby Gavin Rossdale at the event.

Prison Break's Dominic Purcell and Wife Split

Prison Break star Dominic Purcell and wife Rebecca Williamson have separated, the actor’s reps confirm to PEOPLE exclusively.

“The separation is completely amicable and they remain friends,” his reps say. Purcell, 37, and Williamson have four kids together.

The actor will next be seen in the thriller Town Creek, directed by Joel Schumacher.