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OTRC: Chris Pine makes red carpet debut with girlfriend, model Dominique Piek

Actor Chris Pine and Dominique Piek arrive for the opening ceremony and screening of 'Moonrise Kingdom' at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (Lionel Cironneau)

Chris Pine and model Dominique Piek made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Cannes international film festival.

The 31-year-old actor and the 26-year-old Sports Illustrated model held hands as they arrived at the festival's opening night gala in France on Wednesday, May 16 (Check out photos from Cannes).

Piek, a South African model, donned a nude Giorgio Armani column gown and Tweeted later, "nothing could have prepared me for the crazy red carpet experience. Thank goodness I made it in one piece up the stairs!"

Pines was at the festival to promote his DreamWorks Animation flick, "Rise of the Guardians," which also features the voice work of Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. The film is slated to his theaters on November 21, 2012.

According to Us Weekly, Pine has been dating Piek since last fall and visited with her parents in Capetown, South Africa in November.

The "Star Trek" star has been romantically linked to Olivia Munn and reality star Audrina Patridge.

He will next appear opposite Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer in "People Like Us," which is slated to hit theaters on June 29.

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