Madonna's Ex, Carlos Leon, Dating Kelly Bensimon?

01/31/2012 06:26 pm ET | Updated Feb 14, 2012

Carlos Leon, the father of Madonna's daughter, Lourdes, was seen this weekend strolling through the East Village with ex-"Real Housewives of New York" star Kelly Bensimon. But Kelly's friends say you shouldn't be surprised if you see the pair spending even more time together.

"They started out working on a project together but have since gotten very close," a friend of Kelly's tells me. "Kelly always says that if you are not married or engaged, you are single. So, technically she is still single, but we all know that they are together."

This wouldn't be the first time one of Madonna's exes has been linked to a reality-TV housewife. Baseball star Alex Rodriguez was seen stepping out with Bravo's Bethenny Frankel after he split with Madonna in 2009.

"We met seven months ago," Kelly tells me. "I'm casting him for the show 'I Can Make You Hot.' Have you met him? He's an amazing dancer and athlete."

Kelly declined to comment more on her professional or personal relationship with Carlos.

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