Elizabeth Hurley
Actress Elizabeth Hurley at the NBC Universal 2016 Upfront Presentation Getty

Elizabeth Hurley has a new man in her life. According to several reports, The Royals actress is "dating" writer/producer David Foster.

According to E! News, the 52-year-old model is in the "early stages" of a relationship with Foster after a years-long friendship recently turned romantic. The couple first sparked dating rumours after they were spotted boarding a private jet at an airport in Olbia, Italy.

The Royals star flashed a smile while walking through an Italian airport on Tuesday (25 July), with Foster by her side. A friend of the apparent couple also shared a group photo from their vacation aboard a luxury yacht, which featured Hurley and Foster sitting close together.

An insider has explained what brought these two celebrities together. A source told the outlet, "They have known each other for years now as they have many mutual friends, but recently became romantic... [David] talks very highly of Elizabeth."

A separate source also shared details about David and Elizabeth's getaway. The-52-year-old beauty joined the star and a big group of friends and family "for about three days as they cruised around Sardinia" on Bob Manoukian's luxury barge called the Siran.

Revealing that they shared "private flirty" moments together, the insider told the outlet, "They looked like a couple in the beginning stages of getting to know each other. They were with a group of friends, but they had some private flirty moments together where they laughed and got close."

Earlier, Hurley was engaged to Australian cricketer Shane Warne for three years before they broke up in 2013. Foster split from his ex-wife The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid in 2015.

Foster, who has been married four times, told Vanity Fair in January, "I tend to go from marriage to marriage—leaving one wife for another. This is the first time in my adult life that I've been single. It's a very powerful feeling, but I'm not used to it."

Hurley and Foster are yet to comment on the relationship news.