Lauren Sanchez’s ex has been dating an Australian actress ever since he was dumped for Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, but the couple finally took their relationship into the spotlight this week.
Hollywood agent Patrick Whitesell, 54, and Pia Miller, 36, posed on the red carpet at the premiere of Matt Damon film Ford v Ferrari in LA on Monday.
It was almost three years after Whitesell appeared with Sanchez and Bezos at a party for Damon’s Manchester By the Sea.
Sanchez, 49, filed for divorce in April after it emerged she’d had an affair with the richest man in the world.
At the same time model-turned-actress, Miller, also called off her 18-month engagement to photographer Tyson Mullane.
Tuesday evening, Whitesell was seen grinning as they emerged outside celebrity paparazzi hotspot Craig’s, only a week after his divorce was settled.
Pia Miller, 36, has reportedly been dating agent Patrick Whitesell, 54, since May. Whitesell is seen holding hands with Miller after leaving dinner at Craig’s in LA on Tuesday
Lauren Sanchez, 49, filed for divorce from Whitesell in April. She’s pictured with her new boyfriend Jeff Bezos in July at Wimbledon
Whitesell and his now-ex pose with Bezos at Matt Damon’s Manchester By The Sea Holiday Party on December 3, 2016 in Los Angeles
On Wednesday, Miller hinted that Whitesell had gifted her a $10,000 Pharell x Chanel bag for her birthday this weekend, using a heart emojis and a balloon in an LA photo captioned: ‘Love! This! Bag! #Luckiest.’
Miller cited a hectic travelling schedule as the reason behind her breakup this year and the Chilean-born mother-of-two has been traveling the world with Whitesell ever since.
In May, Miller was seen relaxing at Mexico’s El Dorado Beach Club where the Hollywood talent agency CEO – who also has two children – is believed to have a second home.
According to Forbes, Whitesell’s personal wealth amounts to about $440million, and he represents a host of A-listers including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds.
Miller is best known for appearing in popular Australian soap operas Home and Away and Neighbours.
She appeared to confirm their romance in June when she shared a snap of the two under the Eiffel Tower in France.
‘Oh Paris, Paris, the city of lights – I’m in love,’ Miller captioned an Instagram picture.
The relationship seemed to get more serious as in August they chilled on a yacht around Italy’s Amalfi coast with Ryan Seacrest 44, and his girlfriend Shayna Taylor, 27.
‘They’ve been on a couple of dates so far,’ a source told Page Six in August.
At the same time Bezos and Sanchez stayed on Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller’s yacht in Venice.
They made their first public appearance as a couple at Casamigos Halloween Party (left) on October 25 at a private residence in Beverly Hills. However they took it to the red carpet at the Ford v Ferrari film premiere on Monday (right) a film starring Matt Damon
On Wednesday, Miller hinted that Whitesell had gifted her a $10,000 Pharell x Chanel bag for her birthday on Saturday, using a heart emojis and a balloon in an LA photo
Whitesell is pictured right on a Utah trip with Miller (second from right) in October
Miller said she’d had the ‘best day’ last month and posted a romantic snap of two wine glasses
In August, Pia and Patrick flew to Europe together and were later spotted on a yacht in Italy
‘Oh Paris, Paris, the city of lights – I’m in love,’ wrote Pia to Instagram while in France
In May, the brunette, 36, shared this selfie to Instagram tagged at Mexico’s El Dorado Golf & Beach Club, where Patrick, 54, reportedly ‘owns a second home’
‘Daydreaming of this very moment. Take me back to mojitos in Cabo,’ Pia captioned the post at the luxury resort (pictured) on May 30, suggesting it was taken before that exact date
In October, the duo were pictured together in public as they dressed up for the Casamigos Halloween Party at a private residence in Beverly Hills.
Days later, Miller posted a photo from Utah showing the couple hanging out with two friends.
But in other shots she didn’t hide that she was loved up, illustrating her social media posts with hearts. One of the posts included two glasses of wine and another was cryptically captioned ‘the best day’.
While her social media posts with Whitesell have been infrequent, the past few weeks of ramped up public appearances have coincided with her boyfriend’s finalized divorce.
Whitesell and Sanchez reached an agreement for the terms of their divorce and will share joint custody of their son and daughter while dividing the property according to the terms of their prenuptial agreement.
Miller has two sons from previous relationships and was married to retired AFL player Brad Miller between 2007 and 2015.
Reps for Miller and Whitesell did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Whitesell’s 14-year marriage came to an end earlier this year when it was revealed Sanchez and Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos were having an affair.
Miller is seen on the set of Australian soap opera Home and Away in April 2016
Miller was married to retired AFL player Brad Miller (left) between 2007 and 2015. She called off her relationship with Tyson Mullane
Bezos split from his wife of 25 years MacKenzie in January following news of his affair with Sanchez.
while Bezos is worth an estimated $137billion.
Jeff and Mackenzie went through a very public divorce in the spring, with the Amazon mogul’s ex-wife walking away from their marriage with a hefty settlement that included $38billion worth of Amazon stock.
That came just seven months after the illicit affair between Lauren and Jeff, who were both married when they began their romance, was exposed in the National Enquirer.
Jeff and MacKenzie announced on Twitter in January that they were parting ‘as cherished friends’ and divorcing ‘after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation’.
But within hours it emerged that Bezos was in a relationship with Sanchez.
Chilean-born Miller is pictured with her two children from a previous relationship
Whitesell also has two children (pictured March 2011). He only went public with his relationship after his divorce from Lauren Sanchez was finalized in October