Music mogul Russell Simmons fuelled speculation of a romance with Melissa George as they stepped out together in New York at the weekend (30Jul11).
The Def Jam Records co-founder and the Australian actress appeared to make their public debut as a couple as they attended Simmons' Art For Life Benefit in East Hampton.
The rap boss was spotted with his arm wrapped around George's waist as they posed for photos at the event, where they mingled with Simmons' ex-wife Kimora Lee and her new partner, Djimon Hounsou.
Simmons' appearance with the former Grey's Anatomy star came just days after they were photographed kissing at a soccer game in New Jersey on Wednesday (27Jul11).
George married Chilean director Claudio Dabed in 2000.