Paula Abdul‘s new reality series Hey Paula debuted Thursday night on Bravo, but that’s not the only thing new in her life.
Us Weekly reports in the new issue that for the past few months the American Idol judge has been dating restauranteur JT Torregiani, who threw a 45th birthday party for his lady on June 19 at Ketchup, the West Hollywood eatery he co-owns (along with actress Tara Reid).
“You could tell she was so happy to be with him,” says a witness at the bash, which included Idol alums Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis and Chris Richardson.
“They were cuddling all night.”
The star and the Dolce Group partner, 32, met through friends, and a source says they’re getting pretty serious.
“She introduces him to everyone as her boyfriend,” the insider tells Us. “It’s really cute how she’s so smitten.”