Iconic American television chef, bartender & expert mixologist, distillery owner, tablescape artist, and former unofficial First Lady of the State of New York — Sandra Lee (Aunt Sandy if you’re nasty) — is happily in a new relationship!
Lee, 55, was spotted on a romantic vacation with actor and producer Ben Youcef, 42 in St. Tropez. Apart from acting, he is a nonprofit interfaith leader, as well as a father of two. He separated from his wife in 2019, before filing for divorce in January 2020.
As for the age difference, a source told PEOPLE, “Ben is 13 years her junior, and Sandra struggled with the age difference refusing to date him at first. Ben was patient and reassured her that age is just a number.”
“Both are taking things slowly and enjoying getting to know each other,” the source added.
Lee previously dated NY Governor Andrew Cuomo for 14 years before announcing their split in September 2019.
You can see more photos at the first source.
Sandra Lee Dating Ben Youcef Following Gov. Cuomo Breakup: They Are a 'Good Match,' Says Source https://t.co/LHtKpJFtRk— People (@people) August 6, 2021
Sandra also recently made her first red carpet appearance since her reconstruction surgery after beating breast cancer.
Sandra Lee Makes Her First Red Carpet Appearance Since Andrew Cuomo Breakup and Breast Reconstruction Surgery https://t.co/bLkggq1CqA— People (@people) August 1, 2021
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