Katie Cassidy had no intention of dating another actor, but Entourage alum Jerry Ferrara was able to change her mind.

"She wasn't sure at first," a pal of the former Gossip Girl actress recently told Us Weekly. "He kept asking her out, and she finally said yes. ow she's so happy she did!"

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The couple of five months were spotted holding hands on August 12 in Vancouver, where Cassidy is filming the new CW series Arrow with Stephen Amell and Willa Holland. After a flirty lunch at the Mill, they strolled along the harbor and kissed at a crosswalk, says an eyewitness. "He makes her laugh," a source says.

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Ferrara -- who split with Jamie-Lynn Sigler in 2009 -- hasn't just won over Cassidy, according to her pal: "He's one over her friends and family!"

Prior to dating Ferrara, Cassidy romanced singer/actor Jesse McCartney, 25, and Los Angeles Kings player Jarret Stoll, 30. Arrow premieres October 10 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: How Jerry Ferrara Won Over Girlfriend Katie Cassidy