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Move over James! Meet Erica Packer's handsome new boyfriend

And she's been spotted with some bling on her ring finger too...

By Alex Lilly

She's been romantically linked to big names including James Packer and Seal, but love is well and truly in the air for Erica Packer after she was spotted with her handsome new boyfriend canoodling in the streets of Paris.

The 41 year-old former model was snapped getting very cosy with her new man, Cuban-born artist Enrique Martínez Celaya, 54 and even prompted engagement rumours by wearing a certain ring on a certain finger...

Love is in the air for Erica Packer. *(Images L-R: Getty Images/ Instagram @studioenriquemartinezcelaya)*
Love is in the air for Erica Packer. (Images L-R: Getty Images/ Instagram @studioenriquemartinezcelaya)

In photos caught by The Daily Telegraph, the pair can be seen kissing, cuddling and looking very loved-up in the City of Love.

Reports add that this is no mere fling, as Erica wants to tie the knot with Enrique.

"They've been dating for about eight months but, true to Erica's style, have kept their romance as low-key as possible," a source told the paper.

Both Erica and Enrique have children from previous marriages as well. Enrique shares four children with his ex-wife of 16 years Alexandra Marshall, who he split from in 2015 and Erica is a mum-of-three to Indigo, 10, Jackson, eight, and six-year-old Emmanuelle.

And if you're wondering how these star-crossed lovers met, it wasn't on the red carpet or a star-studded A-lister party, but the The Daily Telegraph reports that they actually crossed paths during the school run at the LA school where both families are based.

Erica was formerly married to billionaire James Packer and shares three children with him. *(Image: Getty Images)*
Erica was formerly married to billionaire James Packer and shares three children with him. (Image: Getty Images)

Their marriage may be over, but Erica and James still maintain a good relationship as they co-parent their children.

Earlier this year, the billionaire businessman resigned as a director of Crown Resorts for mental health reasons and checked into a $5000-a-night psychiatric hospital in the US and also resigned from the board of his family company.

Woman's Day previously reported that despite his mental health downward spiral, Erica has been there to support her ex.

"She loves him – he's the father of her three kids, but she was terribly hurt by the divorce, and she's watched him unravel over the past few years."

"Erica would need to see a new and healed James to even consider a reunion. What she does want is a happy and healthy dad for the kids, and she'll do anything to help James become that man."

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