Love is in the air! Sandra Lee and her new boyfriend Ben Youcef were photographed having a romantic rendezvous in the village of Ramatuelle, France on Sunday, August 8, before her ex-partner Andrew Cuomo officially stepped down as New York Governor.
In photos obtained by Page Six, the loved up duo were seen being very affectionate towards each other while visiting a french church and grabbing a bite to eat at L’Écurie du Castellas on the Rivera. The two appeared casual with Lee rocking a a black jumpsuit and sandals while Youcef,46, wore a t-shirt, jeans and sneakers ensemble.
Although the two appear to be deeply in love, a source told the news outlet that the 55-year-old chef is allegedly still mourning her long-term relationship with the 63-year-old embattled politician.
“It’s very hard for Sandra to move on — she’s not done licking her wounds. She’s just trying to do the best she can to keep her head above water right now,” the source dished.
“Her heart was absolutely shattered when she split with Andrew, she has never even spoken out about her time with him, she’s always kept her mouth shut. She’s just trying to find some kind of solace and happiness,” the source explained.
This comes as Cuomo announced on Tuesday, August 10, that he would be stepping down as Governor of New York following allegations of sexual harassment mounted against him.
“I think that given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside," the father-of-three stated. “This is one of the most challenging times for government in a generation. Government really needs to function today, government needs to perform. It is a matter of life and death. Wasting energy on distractions is the last thing [the] state government should be doing,” he explained.
As OK! previously reported, the Semi-Homemade cook is reportedly "worried" about her ex-boyfriend's daughters amid the high profile scandal.
A source spilled "She is a woman's woman and a mother first and foremost and her love is with Andrew's daughters, that's the thing that she truly is concerned about."