Jennifer Aniston's New Man Is an Old Posh Pal
06/12/2007 AT 09:00 AM EDT
"He's just an ex-boyfriend of a friend," Beckham's rep tells PEOPLE.
Sculfor, 36, a British model whom Aniston, 38, has been dating for several weeks, was photographed trailing Beckham's entourage outside the Saddle Ranch Chop House in West Hollywood before sitting down with the former Posh Spice for a meal on Saturday.
It turns out that Beckham's lifelong pal, makeup artist Maria-Louise Featherstone, 34, dated Sculfor when they both were growing up in London's outskirts.
(Featherstone was responsible for giving Beckham's soccer star husband David a blonde-tipped mohawk in 2002.)
"Maria-Louise and Paul remained friends after they split," another pal tells PEOPLE. "Victoria knew Paul when the two were dating. She hasn't seen him for about 10 years so it was a great chance to catch up."
While Beckham, 33, dined with Sculfor, cameras filmed the encounter for her upcoming reality show about her move to L.A. next month with David, 32, and their three sons.