New Zealand-born actor Martin Henderson has wooed many leading ladies on screen, playing a love interest for Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy, starring as Jennifer Garner’s on-screen husband in the film Miracles From Heaven, and even getting together with Britney Spears in the music video for “Toxic.”
But who is Martin Henderson’s girlfriend in real life?
Turns out, the 46-year-old — currently starring in Netflix’s Virgin River — is in a relationship with a woman named Aisha Mendez. And he certainly seems smitten!
Martin and his girlfriend Aisha are Instagram official.
Martin praised Aisha on Instagram in May 2020, posting a video of her getting a “prickle” out of her shoe as they vacationed in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
In the clip, Martin teases his lady love for taking a week to notice the discomfort. “You make me laugh so much, @lalalaisha_,” he wrote in the caption.
The Auckland native praised Aisha again the following month, sharing an Instagram pic of her smiling in Baja. “@lalalaisha_ your smile lights up my days,” he wrote in the caption, adding a red heart emoji.
Ellen Pompeo and Jennifer Garner both commented on the post, as The New Zealand Herald reported. The Grey’s star adding four heart emojis, and the Alias alum wrote, “I’m so happy for you.”
Aisha reciprocated the love in October 2020, celebrating the actor’s 46 birthday. “Happiest of birthdays my darling,” she wrote, uploading a black and white photo of the pair.
The actor previously dated Demi Moore.
In 2012, paparazzi captured Martin looking cozy with Demi Moore as they went grocery shopping and lunching together in New Preston, Conn. “They were very comfortable with each other,” an eyewitness told Life & Style magazine at the time, per New York Daily News.
In 2014, however, Martin told the Sunday Herald Sun it was “not fun” having their every move tracked. “I feel for [Demi],” he said. “I feel for anybody who has that level of celebrity where you can’t lead a normal life.”
He also told the newspaper that he doesn’t care what others thought of his relationship with the G.I. Jane star. “You’ve got to not care about what people think. You learn that as an actor,” he said. “If you get a bad review, will you be destroyed by it? Or will you think you’re God’s gift when you get a rave review? I try not to invest time in what other people think of me.”
Martin is just romancing Alexandra Breckenridge on screen.
After leaving Grey’s Anatomy in 2017, Martin got a job on the romantic drama Virgin River, the second season of which debuted on Netflix on Nov. 27.
In the show, Martin plays Jack Sheridan, a bar owner and love interest for protagonist Melinda “Mel” Monroe, played by This Is Us actress Alexandra Breckenridge.
“We’re blessed with the fact that Alex and I have good chemistry,” Martin recently told TVLine. “That’s really evident, and it’s not something you can always count on, unfortunately. It’s either there or it’s not, and we have it, so it allows us to work in a way that is respectful of one another.
There’s a level of trust there, that we hold space as performers and get some of those authentic moments on screen.”