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E! News has added not one but two descriptors to the “mystery man” seen with Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne over the past few months. First, his name is Phillip Sarofim. Second, he is the son of a “Texas billionaire” named Fayez Sarofim.

From Wikipedia:

Fayez Sarofim is a Coptic American heir to the Sarofim family fortune, fund manager for a number of Dreyfus family stock funds, an original and second largest shareholder of Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) and part owner of the NFL team Houston Texans...With an estimated current net worth of $1.91 billion, Sarofim is ranked by Forbes as the 847-richest person in the world, in 2015.

A source tells E! the two “met through friends at a dinner party and hit it off” earlier this year. Said another source, “He was a billionaire. She, uh, wasn’t. Can I make it any more obvious?”

Sure, we don’t know all that much about their new relationship, but we know more than enough to explain the look on Avril’s face in the photos above.

[E! News]


In other relationship news, actor and muse to eccentric creatives Amber Heard has reportedly started dating Vito Schnabel, the son of artist Julian Schnabel and former boyfriend of Heidi Klum. Per Page Six, “the two were spotted ‘locking lips’ over breakfast at West Village hot spot Sant Ambroeus.”

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[Page Six]


In the year of our Lord, 2018:

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  • Is Ginnifer Goodwin’s relationship with Josh Dallas “private,” or do people just not care? [E! Online]
  • Anna Faris appreciates the finer things in life. [ONTD]
  • Lucy Liu is blonde now. [Just Jared]
  • No offense but Los Angeles is insane. [Page Six]