Eternal batchelor Hugh Grant gave the impression he was a gooseberry when he went on a Mediterranean cruise last month with former girlfriend Liz Hurley and her husband Arun Nayer.
But it transpires he was not completely alone - for accompanying him was brunette Catherine Fulmer, a 27-year-old American fashion designer, who has since been named as his new girlfriend.
Is life now imitating art? As Grant famously got together with an American girl played by Andie MacDowell in his hit film Four Weddings And A Funeral after a romantic rollercoaster.
The actor, who turns 48 next Tuesday, was seen flirting with Fulmer in New York's Hamptons this week, first on the beach and at a Taste of Evian Polo event later the same day.
The Four Weddings star was seen handing Catherine and her friends shots of tequila, according to The Sun.