SOPRANOS star James Gandolfini has been reportedly trawling the bars of downtown New York on the search for a new lady, amidst reports of a split with his latest squeeze.

Gandolfini left wife MARCY WUDARSKI and child last year (02), and is now thought to have parted company with dark-haired lover LORA SOMOZA too.

A source tells the PAGE SIX website, "He's hitting downtown spots saying he's free."

31/07/2003 17:18