Heath Ledger Spent The Christmas Holiday With His Model Girlfriend, Gemma Ward

Though recently spotted flirting with a roomful of celebrities in downtown New York, Heath Ledger was most recently linked to 21 year-old Australian model Gemma Ward. The blue-eyed blonde just wrapped her third feature film role (The Black Balloon, with Toni Colette) in Australia, but hasn't been spotted out and about at an event since November, when she attended a gala in Madrid solo.

First spotted together in Perth, Australia on December 20th, the new couple allegedly spent every day together through Christmas until the 26th, when Heath had to return to the London set of The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Reports that those dates and shopping sprees had been upgraded to full-on coupledom surfaced in the UK as recently as January 18th, only 4 days ago.