News|July 10, 2012 1:01 pm

Ritwik Bhattacharya-Pia Trivedi in love!

Neha Dhupia’s ex, squash player Ritwik Bhattacharya, is dating model Pia Trivedi. The new couple arrived together at Esha Deol’s wedding reception, a clear sign that they are serious about each other.

Neha, who split from Ritwik in June 2010, began flaunting Venezuelan beau James Sylvester (aka Jimmy) almost immediately after her break-up with her sportstar boyfriend. She has been making appearances on Jimmy’s arm to all events and B-Town parties. And now finally, Ritwik has made his new relationship official by bringing his girl to a wedding teeming with paparazzi.

A common friend spills the beans,

Neha and Ritwik broke up two years back. They’ve known each other for decades as they grew up together. Their break-up though was amicable. Though Ritwik and Pia are serious about each other, don’t expect public declarations of love any time soon.

An insider says that Ritwik doesn’t want the attention to shift from squash to his personal life.

He is not comfortable attending filmi parties and posing for pictures. He is a very private guy and likes to talk only about his work. When he was in a relationship with Neha, there was constant spotlight on their love life and he never quite learned how to deal with that.

What’s interesting is that Neha is quite happy for her ex and his new girl. The source adds,

Ritwik informed Neha when he started seeing Pia. He didn’t want her to hear about it from someone else. She has given them her blessings and hopes they are happy together.

Pia and Ritwik chose to remain unvailable for comment.