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Actress Kate Bosworth has confirmed her relationship with Michael Polish, calling the director her "life partner".

The blonde beauty sparked dating rumors after stepping out with the independent filmmaker following her break-up from "True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard earlier this year (2011).

Now Bosworth has opened up about her romance with Polish, who directed her in his upcoming project "Big Sur."

She tells The Sunday Times Style Magazine, "He's a special one. There's nobody in the world I admire or respect more. When I look at him, it's not a crazy infatuation, it's more like we are each other's life partners."