UPDATE Jake T. Austin gushes over new girlfriend: ‘Sometimes you connect at the right moment’

Jake T. Austin girlfriend

The “Jake T. Austin girlfriend” stories have been coming fast and furious this week, in light of the surprising news that the former Fosters star is dating not a former fellow teenage star, but a humble fangirl who’s chatted with him on Twitter and Instagram for a few years. Now, Austin has addressed the relationship in public for the first time–and it’s clear that the 21-year-old is smitten.

Jake T. Austin girlfriend rumors were all the rage around the New Year holiday, when Austin updated his Instagram feed with an especially private portrait:

I’m crazy for her. ?

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Immediately, the internet was overrun with amateur sleuths angling to find out who the most recent Jake T. Austin girlfriend was. As it turned out, they didn’t have long to wait: Danielle Caesar herself went public shortly thereafter, updating her own Instagram and Twitter feeds with a shot of she and Jake surrounded by friends making silly faces in a photo booth, and a brief, delighted caption blessing her own good luck. Unfortunately, in the wake of the attention the couple’s gotten since, Danielle Caesar has since returned her social media settings to Private, so all future Jake T. Austin girlfriend updates will have to come from the man himself. (You can see a profile photo of Danielle Caesar at her Twitter page, though, and below.) Jake T Austin girlfriend 2 Fortunately, Austin has given a public statement about he and Danielle. According to the Mirror, the ex-Fosters star is pleased as punch that he found love in such an unexpected place: “We’re young,” Austin explained, “and having fun just getting to know each other. It doesn’t matter how you meet someone–on set, in a coffee shop, at school, or in the business.” Austin went on to say “Sometimes you connect with people at the right moment and you just click.” It’s been a busy week for the former Disney Channel and ABC Family heartthrob. In addition to confirming all the girlfriend rumors out there, Austin nabbed the role of the Blue Beetle in the upcoming Justice League vs. Teen Titan adaptation:

No wonder, then, that he feels optimistic:

Only up from here

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(Photo credits: Jake T. Austin girlfriend via Instagram, Twitter)

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