Kim Kardashian reportedly has a new boyfriend.

The 29-year-old socialite - who has been single since splitting from Dallas Cowboys football player Miles Austin last month - is said to have grown increasingly close to actor-and-musician Michael Copon, 27.

A friend of Kim's told In Touch Weekly magazine: "Kim is dating Michael. They have known each other for years, but he and Kim just recently reconnected.

"They have been running in the same circles and going to the same events forever, but now they are hitting it off romantically. The timing is right for both of them."

Kim - who first met Michael in 2009 when she guest starred on his television drama series 'Beyond The Beak' - recently moved to New York to set up a new clothing boutique and film the experience for a new reality TV show with her sister Kourtney and the friend revealed viewers will have a chance to see former 'One Tree Hill' star Michael.

She said: "He'll definitely be making appearances on Kim's new TV show,"