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Talk about a strange rebound for Kelly Brook.

The 33-year-old model split from former rugby player Thom Evans last week, since which Kelly has been hanging out with club owner Chris Paciello — who has a criminal past — while she is in Miami, Florida, for a photo shoot.

Kelly thanked Chris for looking after her during her trip on Twitter, writing, "Thank you to a true Miami legend for taking care of me and my friends this week @ChrisPaciello1."

Chris was quick to respond to her comment, posting, "It was truly my pleasure. You girls are amazing!"

Chris, 41, was jailed for murder after a Staten Island gang robbery in 1993 where a housewife was shot and killed.

Chris pled guilty to charges of murder and armed robbery and was convicted to ten years in prison in 2000, eventually serving seven years.

According to his lawyer at the time, Chris helped put away 70 top criminals after his arrest by feeding information to the FBI on key Mafia figures.

Chris has been romantically linked to Jennifer Lopez, Natalie Imbruglia, Madonna, and Sofia Vergara.

Kelly, meanwhile, has previously dated actors Jason Statham and Billy Zane and rugby star Danny Cipriani before she began dating Thom in November 2010.

Source: BANG Showbiz