Mad Men's newest couple in real life

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They were a sizzling duo on screen in the recent Mad Men season and now they've come out in public as one as well. Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell) and Alexis Bledel (Beth Dawes) make a cute couple.

Mad Men's storyline for Pete Campbell included his very hot affair with housewife Beth Dawes, whose husband is a fellow train commuter of Pete's.

The scene in which Beth shows up at Campbell's office clad in a fur coat and a smile was one of the more eye-opening in a season full of shockers. Ultimately, Pete and Beth end their affair leaving Pete disaffected both at work and home. Read: season finale and Beth's fate.

The N.Y. Daily News splashed a photo on the landing page of its website today of the couple on a red carpet in Manhattan. They were attending the photo exhibition for The Macallan Masters of Photography at Bowery Hotel.

The first thing you notice whenever you catch sight of Kartheiser out of character is how his hair is never as combed and slick as it is when he plays Pete Campbell.

It's usually unruly and falling across his face. That was certainly the case in the photo as he stood next to Alexis Bledel.

Apparently it is their first appearance for the paparazzi but a fan was quoted in the Daily News saying she had spotted them at the airport in June being affectionate with each other.

Vincent Kartheiser has been acting in television and movies since he was a teen. At the age of 33 he has grown into his role on Mad Men. Pete is now experiencing some of the depression of his colleague Don Draper.

No longer living the child-free Manhattan high-rise life, Campbell is ensconced in the burbs and when he arrives home, wife Trudy is no longer walking around in designer wear as she cares for their baby.

For Alexis Bledel, the role of Beth the seductress is a significant departure from her previous television series experience on Gilmore Girls.

For eight seasons she embodied the role of Rory Gilmore, daughter of single mother Lorelai. She branched out into cinema during that stint, playing a variety of roles including that of a prostitute in Sin City.

Mad Men is currently between seasons and experienced its first loss at the Emmy Awards. Other than the year it was off the air because of a contractual dispute between its creator and AMC network, the show had garnered the Emmy for Best Drama.

It was looking for number five but lost out to the new and popular Showtime series Homeland. With the dispute settled and the show back on the air, fans can look forward to two additional seasons of show before creator Matthew Weiner wraps it all up.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The powers that be of MadMen Season 6 is taking too long to air. And I don't appreciate them trying to shove dvd's of reruns down my throat. Put up or shut up Mr. Weiner. Are you in or out?

Season 5 just ended in June. Not sure why you think season 6 is long in coming. There was that 18 month gap between season 4 and season 5 because of the contract dispute between Weiner and AMC. That's over and Weiner is all set for the final two seasons. They only air once each calendar year.

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