WOMAN'S DAY EXCLUSIVE
Billionaire James has fallen in love with supermodel Miranda and the couple have been secretly dating!
With his business booming and in the best shape of his life, casino mogul James Packer may have found love again.
Friends say the world’s most eligible bachelor has been quietly seeing Miranda Kerr, falling for her after her shock marriage break-up. Very few people are aware of the liaison but James recently told mates, “I’m seeing Miranda Kerr,” and friends of the supermodel say it was no huge shock to them.
“Miranda may come across as an Earth Mother but she loves the high life and James can provide the sort of lifestyle and security very few could give her,” says one friend.
“I couldn’t be happier for her – this year’s been pretty difficult for Miranda. Her career seems to have hit a slump and she was totally devastated by the split.”
Both Miranda and James have refused to confirm or deny they are an item.
The casino mogul split from his model wife and mother of his three children Erica Packer after six years in September.
Just 45 days later, Miranda and Orlando Bloom, who have a 2-year-old son, Flynn, announced their separation following three years of marriage.
The two families holidayed together recently at a luxury resort in Tahiti, just months before their marriages broke up.
Miranda and James met through their respective ex-partners and James is believed to have given Miranda business advice when she started her beauty line KORA Organics.
In an unusual coincidence, Miranda hails from the same country town as James' ex-wife, Gunnedah.
Miranda spent the weekend with her ex-husband taking the pair's two-year-old son to watch him perform in his Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet.
"Flynn having such a great time watching Daddy on stage," she wrote alongside a red love heart and a picture of her son on the balcony of a Broadway theatre.
Read all the exclusive details of Miranda and James' hook-up in this week's issue of Woman’s Day, on sale Monday, December 2, 2013.