Irish pop beauty Samantha Mumba has ditched her lover BRANDON CASEY and immediately replaced him with a mystery American suitor.

The GOTTA TELL YOU singer, 21, split with Jagged Edge bandmember Casey just weeks after moving into his Atlanta, Georgia home. The couple were together for just three months.

But Samantha quickly got over the heartbreak by hooking up with an unknown man for a series of dates.

A close pal says, "She met him in Los Angeles. It's in the early stages but she seems happy."

13/04/2004 01:28