Last we heard, there was a possibility that Nick Zano would be cast as Lauren's boyfriend. In this interview with Ausiello, he not only confirms this but also spills a little bit on his move to Melrose Place!
About his character -- who is recurring for now and will make his first appearance in January:
"He’s a person who enjoys life. He lives every day to [its fullest]," he said.
On how we first meet his character:
"He moves into the building and works at the local hospital," Nick said. He also mentions that we'll first meet him in the building -- but no word on who he'll be living with.
On his interaction with Lauren:
"Lauren takes a very serious look at life. [But], in my character’s eyes, she is missing life," Nick explained.