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An unmistakable vibe of camaraderie was in the air as Theroux and Bloom shared moments together throughout the philanthropic night.

Friday night was a blend of compassion and high fashion as Justin Theroux showed up for a heartfelt cause, accompanied by his dog Kuma and fellow actress Nicole Brydon Bloom.

“The Mosquito Coast” lead, aged 52, donned the hat of host for the Humane Society’s To The Rescue! Gala, held with grandeur in New York City. Capturing the essence of style, Theroux was snapped on the red carpet, gripping the vibrant leash of his beloved rescue, the pit bull mix Kuma, both looking sharp against the flashbulbs.

Clad in a timeless black suit with a tie to match, Theroux was the portrait of gala-ready, while Kuma displayed enviable poise. Whether it was a solo snapshot or a dynamic one alongside the gala’s co-host, Amy Sedaris, the duo turned heads.

Enter Nicole Brydon Bloom, the 29-year-old talent known for “Here On Out,” arriving solo but soon found in congenial company next to Theroux. Her spontaneous photo sessions of Theroux and Kuma’s stage moments suggest an evening filled with impromptu joy.

As the night whispered to a close, the temperature took a dip, and there, Theroux’s jacket found a new purpose, draped around Bloom’s shoulders in an act of classic gentlemanly kindness. The two later retreated backstage in anticipation of the night’s crowning event, the gala auction.

A Star Studded Evening Justin Theroux His Dog Kuma and Nicole Brydon Bloom Shine at Humane Society Gala
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The buzz around Theroux and Bloom has been growing, their easy chemistry spotted around New York City. From gym outings to intimate dinners, their closeness is palpable. They first fueled the rumor mill back in February during a Netflix event at the exclusive N.Y.C. venue Zero Bond.

Beyond the silver screen, Theroux is a staunch animal rights enthusiast. A vocal supporter of animal rescues, he took Kuma under his wing after the canine was discovered amidst the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Their five-year journey together has been a testament to the bond shared by human and pet, celebrated by Theroux with an affectionate Instagram tribute on their anniversary.

Theroux uses his platform to advocate for animal adoption, urging his followers to visit local shelters. His Instagram overflows with tender snapshots of his life with Kuma, from laid-back bar outings to cozy “date nights” at home. Speaking to PEOPLE, he once shared that simply “waking up” with Kuma is a daily highlight, a testament to their inseparable bond.