RadarOnline says that the former supermodel and America's Next Top Model host was seen "canoodl[ing] over dirty martinis" with her new co-star, the 24-year-old male model Robert Evans at the Palihouse in LA last week.
There are plenty of reasons to be interested in this development: up until her recent breakup, Tyra Banks has typically kept her dating life very hush-hush, in part because her ex-boyfriend was hardly a headline-maker. John Utendahl is a 54-year-old banker, and was a sensible partner for the business-oriented, 38-year-old Tyra.
Evans is another story: the former boxer has shot for Prada, Givenchy, and Calvin Klein. He starred in a V Magazine editorial alongside models-of-the-moment Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes.
It's easy to wonder whether this little romance is an attempt to drum up publicity for the upcoming season of America's Next Top Model. Tyra's been Instagramming up a storm with photos of herself posing next to her supposed new beau.
"All I can say is…yum," she said, when she sent out the snapshot above. Two days ago, she posted a second pic with the caption, “#ANTM 19! chillin' with @the_robevans waiting to hear from YOU! http://bit.ly/VoteANTM4 til midnight EST!”
Feeling tempted to tune in to the revamped reality show to check out whether or not sparks fly between the longtime host and the muscle-y new judge sitting on the panel? Then Tyra's got you just where she wants you. This may or may not be lifelong love, but it might be the beginning of some very good TV.