Joe Manganiello is dating model Bridget Peters.

The 'True Blood' hunk met the beauty at a Las Vegas boxing match last year where she was a ring girl and the couple have been dating ever since, according to People magazine.

Joe plays werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the HBO series and previously revealed has no problem with the nudity in the show when he transforms from occult animal to human because he thinks it would be unrealistic for his character to magically have clothes.

He said: ''As far as the butt cheek stuff goes, it just makes sense. It's not gratuitous; it's realistic. If you're a werewolf and you transform, you lose everything and there are your butt cheeks. The show is a deconstruction of supernatural creatures. It's not like other werewolf projects, where you magically reappear with tiny jean shorts on.''

'Magic Mike' star Joe works hard to stay in shape for his role in 'True Blood' and says he feels like he has to look good to play a werewolf.

He explained: ''I like working hard. It's my letter of gratitude to Alan Ball for giving me this opportunity. Vampires are animated corpses. They can get away with not looking like they go to a gym. I'm a wild animal -- that's how I should look.''