Eric Stonestreet has found a new reason to visit Sydney each year.
The pair met up last month when the actor was Down Under filming an episode of his TV show. He also spends a few weeks there each year doing promotional work for a discount chain store called Big W.
Several eyewitnesses reported seeing the pair sharing what turned into a five hour lunch at an upscale restaurant and they've remained in contact since the actor returned to the U.S.
"There is definitely potential for a relationship because Eric travels here so often," said a source.