10/28/2012

Pippa Middleton has a new man in her life

154750785We know this much about Pippa Middleton ... she likes money.

Who doesn't, right? Except Pippa has all the necessary attributes to attract it -- and the men who have it.

Her latest beau certainly fills the requirement and has sent tongues wagging onthe internet. According to the UK's Mirror, she's been dating James Matthews, a 37-year-old investment banker and the brother of Spencer, who stars in a British reality series, "Made in Chelsea."

The paper quotes a friend as saying the couple has gone from "strength to strength" inthe last few weeks. The pair have been seen dining as several fashionable eateries, including Hakkasan restaurant in Mayfair, where they were "openly flirting with one another."

“Pippa was all smiles and kept ­giggling," said one observer. "They stayed for nearly three hours and didn’t seem to want the meal to end.”

MatthewsMatthews heads up Eden Rock ­Capital Management group, ­founded in 2001. He comes from a wealthy family, which created the Eden Rock Hotel in St. Barths in the Caribbean. (Right: James, top left, brother Spencer and parents David and Jane)

Pippa is no stranger to the world of banking, having had a long relationship with Alex Loudon. They split last year and since then Pippa followers have been guessing on the Mr. Right possibles for 29-year-old party planner and sister to Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.

For a time, many thought it would be George Percy, a former classmate at Edinburgh U. and the incredibly rich son of the Duke of Northumberland. But that talk has fizzled and since then she has been seen with a parade of socialite bachelors, none of whom seemed more than party mates.

This time, the whispers are louder that Pippa may have finally attached herself to someone with potential.

“Pippa is quite taken with James," one friend tells the paper. "She wants to take things slowly at first, but she is ready for a full-time man in her life again.”

Now that Pippa has launched her first book, "Celebrate," she is undoubtedly ready to dip into her bucket list of other things to do wih her life. The question for suitors is, are they willing to step into that harsh paprazzi spotlight?

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