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Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander confirm they are a couple as they stroll arm in arm in Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander confirm they are a couple as they stroll arm in arm in Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

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Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander confirm they are a couple as they stroll arm in arm in Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander confirm they are a couple as they stroll arm in arm in Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

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Michael Fassbender has breakfast with friends after surfing on Bondi Beach. Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

Michael Fassbender has breakfast with friends after surfing on Bondi Beach. Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

Michael Fassbender with Alicia Vikander

Michael Fassbender with Alicia Vikander

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Actor Michael Fassbender is seen in SoHo on August 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Actor Michael Fassbender is seen in SoHo on August 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

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Michael Fassbender and Zoe Kravitz

Michael Fassbender and Zoe Kravitz

Actor Michael Fassbender is seen in SoHo on August 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Actor Michael Fassbender is seen in SoHo on August 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

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Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander confirm they are a couple as they stroll arm in arm in Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

Irish A-lister Michael Fassbender is officially off the market.

The Kerry native, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar this year, has been at the centre of romance reports with co-star Alicia Vikander in recent weeks and he has let the world know he's in love with these pictures.

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Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander confirm they are a couple as they stroll arm in arm in Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander confirm they are a couple as they stroll arm in arm in Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

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Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander confirm they are a couple as they stroll arm in arm in Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

Fassbender (37) was spotted arm-in-arm with the Swedish actress yesterday in Sydney, where they're currently filming The Light Between Oceans.

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Michael Fassbender has breakfast with friends after surfing on Bondi Beach. Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

Michael Fassbender has breakfast with friends after surfing on Bondi Beach. Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

Michael Fassbender has breakfast with friends after surfing on Bondi Beach. Sydney, Australia. Picture: INFphoto.com

Dressed for a stylish summer Down Under, the pair epitomised casual chic in their laid-back ensembles. The couple are said to be in the early days of their romance, but these pictures show the two are clearly smitten.

"Michael and Alicia are casually dating, spending a lot of time together,” a source told E! News.

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Michael Fassbender

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Last week, they were spotted enjoying a surf on Bondi Beach, but avoided any public displays of affection among the crowds.

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Michael Fassbender and Zoe Kravitz

Michael Fassbender and Zoe Kravitz

Michael Fassbender and Zoe Kravitz

The pair play husband and wife in a new historical drama,  which also stars Rachel Weisz. It tells the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who live off the coast of Western Australia and raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

The Shame star has previously been linked to Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong'o and was dating Zoe Kravitz for two years fro 2011 to 2013.

Meanwhile, Fassbender's career is going from strength to strength as he's been lined up to star in the new Steve Jobs biopic, replacing Christian Bale in the titular role.

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