After a rocky breakup from ex-wife Adrienne Maloof, Paul Nassif has learned to love again!
Paul, who split from the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star in 2012, has now been linked to Chantell de Jong, a gorgeous Orange County gal. RumorFix was the first to report this coupling, getting the scoop from Paul and his buddy Terry Dubrow (husband to Real Housewives of Orange County star Heather Dubrow).
“We met at the restaurant at Pelican Hill in Newport after I played golf,” Paul tells the site. “She was there with a client.” Turns out Paul sent the title insurance sales rep (who is also a mother of three kids) a drink and got up the nerve to ask her out — and the rest, as they say, is history.
You might be wondering if Chantell recognized Paul from his time on Bravo alongside his ex-wife, but the answer to that would be a definitive no. “She never watched the show,” Paul continued. “She Googled me afterward and read all the stuff, but she can read through the lines and knows tabloid is tabloid.” Phew, bullet dodged. In fact, Paul goes as far as saying it’s a “very healthy relationship.” Woo hoo!
Paul and Terry — who will be co-starring on a new E! series, Botched — have been buddies for many years, so of course his best bro has some hilarious story to tell about Paul’s new gal. Turns out Terry was there for the couple’s first date. Awkward, right?
“We were at Villa Blanca [Lisa Vanderpump’s Beverly Hills restaurant] having lunch with E! and simultaneously he had a date with this girl,” Terry tells the site. “He was schmoozing with us and fluttering around from our table to the date table. So, I was on one of his first dates!”
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