Guy Ritchie Cozies Up to Hugh Grant's Ex

Just-divorced director hits it off with Jemima Khan on London social circuit
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2008 3:13 PM CST
This image of papers released in the High Court in London Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, details the outline of the preliminary decree for divorce between singer Madonna and British director Guy Ritchie.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – British tabloids are alert to the possibility of a romance between freshly divorced Guy Ritchie and Jemima Khan, millionaire heiress and recent Hugh Grant fling, the New York Daily News notes. The pair “got along like a house on fire” at two London dinner parties earlier this month, the Daily Mail adds.

The ink is barely dry on the divorce accord between director Ritchie, 40, and Madonna, 50; Khan, 33, was married to Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan until 2004. A source says American Idol mastermind Simon Cowell might be trying to make it a triangle with Ritchie and Khan: “Guy was totally ensconced chatting with her and seemed rather miffed when Simon Cowell unashamedly stuck his oar in and started flirting with Jemima.”