John Mayer: Jessica Simpsonís New Love?
August 29, 2006

It’s the hot headline making waves, as Us Weekly magazine reports that Jessica Simpson and John Mayer have been privately dating.

The upcoming issue, due out Friday, claims the pair first met at a pre-Grammy bash last year. But things only recently heated up.

"They began passing notes back and forth, having phone calls and finally at the end of July, they went on their first official date," dished Us Weekly’s Caroline Schaefer.

Schaefer told us that John and Jess have been on a few dates since, but they’re staying mum, "although her friends say they are dating."

Another Hollywood beauty is leaving the single life behind; "Extra" caught her very public displays of affection in Rome over the weekend.

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank enjoyed some cuddling, kissing and hand holding in the romantic Italian capital with her new man, John Campisi, her now not-so-secret Hollywood agent. Us Weekly reports it’s not the first time the two have been spotted together.

"They've been spending time together hiking, swimming, shopping in Beverly Hills," Schaefer revealed. "It appears to be a budding romance."

Hilary officially filed for divorce from husband Chad Lowe earlier this year.

Maybe the third time isn’t a charm after all; at least not for Tom Arnold and wife Shelby Roos.

Arnold filed for divorce in a Los Angeles court Monday, citing irreconcilable differences.

Recently, Tom joked with our Terri Seymour about the couple’s secret to staying together. "I'm trying to make her happy," he said. "It’s a hard job."

Tom’s two previous marriages, to Roseanne Barr and Julia Champnella, both ended in divorce.

And finally, perhaps the checkered flag isn’t falling on Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson’s marriage after all.

New reports say the duo will spend the upcoming Labor Day weekend together at the NASCAR races in Fontana, Calif.

Kate separated from Chris amid rumors she had fallen for her "You, Me and Dupree" co-star Owen Wilson.

 

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