has a new man in her life.
The star is dating restaurateur Harry Morton—and has been “for a few months” after meeting him through mutual friendes, a source exclusively tells E! News.
“They have been trying to keep it a secret,” the insider says. “It’s not a serious thing…but it may develop into something. They have a lot of fun together and have been meeting in secret places in New York and Los Angeles.”
But the actress and the young nightlife mogul, some years ago, apparently decided to let the cat out of the bag, going on a not-so-secret dinner date Wednesday at South Beverly Grill in Beverly Hills.
According to eyewitnesses, Moore and Morton arrived at around 8 p.m. and, over the course of a little over two hours, were noticeably flirtatious, laughing and appearing to have a great time.
Morton was first up to check for paparazzi outside (Guess what? There were some out there) and then they waited together for the valet to bring his car around. They drove back to Moore’s place and he went inside, outlasting the paparazzi who hung around waiting for him to leave before giving up.
“It’s no surprise that she would be attracted to him, as he’s a catch,” the source says, noting the thirtysomething Morton’s success in business as owner of the Viper Room and the Pink Taco restaurants. His father, Peter Morton, founded the Hard Rock Café chain.
“They are just getting to know one another,” the source adds. Moore is “in a really good place at the moment and is hopeful about the future.”