" PHOTOS: Hollywood's buff boys While Cavill has said little about their relationship, he has talked ad nauseum about how lucky he feels to be cast in such an iconic role."I've worked 13 years to get to where I am now.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Henry Cavill They added, “Both Henry and Gina are genuine and a joy to be around.

It was truly an honor to add them to our extended family and thank them for their patience in meeting us and our children.

"Gina is a complete firecracker," a pal recently told Us Weekly of the 31-year-old actress, who's been dating the 30-year-old Englishman since the fall of 2012.

"And she's finally found someone who can handle her." The pair had an instant attraction when they got together eight months ago, the friend added: "She says they have a good thing going!

"Yes, to be the first at anything is always fun and an honor, but I don't think it means any more than that and the personal honor I experience." PHOTOS: Summer movie guide In the months leading up to the blockbuster's release, Cavill's anonymity began to fade.

"It's happening more and more now, and it's something I'm not quite used to yet," he said of being recognized in public.

first reported Gina’s unveiling with her by way of an Instagram of them kissing.

Henry Cavill and his on-again girlfriend Gina Carano are all smiles while posing with their new puppy in this new pic!

“We are proud to announce the newest members of the Big Bear family!

Henry Cavill () are the proud owners of a Big Bear Akita.

It was so great working with Henry and getting to meet him as well as Gina was truly a treat,” breeder Big Bear Akitas shared about the 30-year-old actor and the 31-year-old actress.