Tara Reid’s New Man
The American Pie actress is dating a Manhattan mover and shaker.
Tara Reid may have landed herself a new boyfriend out of an old friend. Sources tell me that Tara and her longtime pal Manhattan restaurateur Giuseppe Cipriani are getting even closer this winter and have been spending lots of time together at NYC hotspots and at Giuseppe’s many restaurants and his home.
The pair, who were first spotted together in Cannes in May, have had an interesting year — Tara, 34, can be seen topless in the latest issue of Playboy, while Giuseppe, 44, recently returned to the Big Apple after a spending part of the year overseas, reportedly while trying to avoid arrest over unpaid taxes and labor violations related to his famous Cipriani restaurants.
“They’ve been hanging out together since Giuseppe returned in early December,” an insider tells BettyConfidential. “Tara and Giuseppe have known each other for years. They both have trouble in their past and they have a lot in common.”
Our eyewitnesses spotted them at Greenhouse, a club located near Giuseppe’s downtown apartment, and later they were together at Avenue. “They have a lot of fun when they are together,” the insider says. “They hold hands, hug, kiss and are superclose when they go out at night. Giuseppe [who has previously dated models like Angela Lindvall] is a playboy, so it’s all in fun for him and Tara feels the same way. It’s a good time for both of them. Tara has three movies coming out this year and she is ready and willing to do whatever it takes to remain in the spotlight and continue working.”
Magazine and newspaper reporter Kelly Will has written celebrity columns for the New York Times, the New York Daily News and the New York Post. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/misswill.