Ryan has been on several dates with the model, however they are apparently finding it tricky to see each other due to her hectic schedule.
Rio travels around the world for her job and Ryan - who plays Jason Grimshaw in Corrie - knows only too well how difficult it can be to keep the spark alive over a long distance.
In early November, Ryan split from his Bollywood actress girlfriend Amy Jackson due to her busy workload.
Ryan began dating British Bollywood star Amy in April this year, however her career means she spends long spells living in Mumbai.
At the time, a source said: "They both tried to make it work but it just ended up proving too difficult due to their very busy work schedules, which meant they couldn't spend any real time together."
Speaking about his new romance with Rio, a pal told The Sun today: "Ryan is smitten and he doesn't want things to go down the pan like with Amy."
Perhaps Ryan needs to find himself a home-bird, whose ideal night in is a glass of wine and a hot pot?!
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