"He's charming," a friend says of Sculfor (on June 5). "There is a group of male models he's friends with that are so good-looking you want to cry if you're not dating them."
SPLASH NEWS; FAME
06/07/2007 AT 12:00 PM EDT
Note to single girls: You just never know when you might meet a nice eligible man. For Jennifer Aniston it happened a couple of months ago during a night out with her pal Courteney Cox at one of their favorite L.A. haunts, the Italian restaurant Il Sole. The pair ran into another friend, who happened to be dining with a tall, tanned and seriously handsome stranger. That would be Paul Sculfor, a 36-year-old Englishman and male model who had recently relocated to southern California. Since then, the 38-year-old actress and Sculfor have been spending time together, and, say his friends, it's easy to see why. "He's a lovely guy," says Sculfor's friend, London socialite Lady Victoria Hervey. "A gentleman. Simple things, like opening doors, he does all that. He'll think of the woman before himself."
Aniston – who has been happily single since splitting with Vince Vaughn last December – seems to be enjoying herself. Over the Memorial Day holiday, she and Sculfor shared a romantic three-hour dinner at One Pico, a restaurant in Shutters Hotel on the Beach in Santa Monica. While waiting for a table, Sculfor caressed her back, and they were seen holding hands after they sat down. During the three-day weekend, the couple hung out in Malibu. A few days earlier, they were spotted enjoying dinner poolside at L.A.'s Sunset Tower Hotel, where they were later joined by Cox. "They were clearly enjoying themselves," says an onlooker. "And he is totally gorgeous."