Sources say the DJ is smitten with fellow fishing enthusiast Phylicia Bugna, 26, after they met earlier this year, and they’ve enjoyed a string of romantic dates out at sea.
Tom and Nicole are said to have mixed feelings about Phylicia, who’s reportedly had a few run-ins with the police and often posts sexy pictures to Instagram.
“It’s no secret Nicole and Connor don’t have a close relationship after he chose to live with his dad when they divorced,” our source confirms.
"But when Connor met this girl, he realised he really wanted to tell his mum. After he told her the good news, she was so happy. She’s hoping having a girl in his life will keep him grounded."
“Tom and Nicole aren’t thrilled about Phylicia’s sexy pics on social media or her patchy driving record, but they trust Connor’s judgment. Despite his club-hopping and smoking habit, he has a good head on his shoulders.”
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