Kardashian momanager Kris Jenner has always denied stories of a romance with winery owner Ben Flajnik. But the pair looked very close indeed as they shared a tender embrace following a lunch date this week.
Kim Kardashian's mum and the 30-year-old dropped by a sushi eaterie close to her home in Calabasas. The outing was the first time the pair have been snapped together since December.
Ben, who hails from San Francisco, has been a huge support to Kris in the wake of her amicable split from husband Bruce Jenner.
Kris and Bruce announced their separation in October, releasing a joint statement proclaiming: "We are living separately and we are much happier this way.
"But we will always have much love and respect for each other Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority."
A source close to the family told People: "There's actually no real drama. Bruce moved to Malibu in June and they liked that arrangement better. They just acknowledged they are separated."
The couple have two daughters together — Kendall, 17 and 16-year-old Kylie — and four children each from previous relationships.
They are said to have kept their separation a secret for an entire year and will not divorce because they have no prenuptial agreement in place.
Following their split, former Olympian Bruce has said of his wife: "She supports me… We are doing absolutely great."