Sandra Lee & New Beau Ben Youcef Flaunt Romance In St. Tropez As Ex Andrew Cuomo's Sexual Harassment Scandal Continues

While Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to fall from grace amid the sexual harassment claims lodged against him, his ex Sandra Lee appears to be on cloud nine with her new man.

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Lee was seen packing on the PDA and soaking up the sun with new beau Ben Youcef in St. Tropez this week. The former chef and author walked hand-in-hand with Youcef, a writer and producer, while vacationing in France, Page Six reported.

This is Lee's first relationship since her split from the embattled politician, who spent his week fighting for his political career after New York Attorney General Letitia James declared he "sexually harassed several women."

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However, it seems Lee isn't worrying about her ex's problems, as she's too wrapped up with her handsome hunk. While donning a flowing white summer dress, the 55-year-old was seen beaming at dinner with the new man on her arm, who dressed casually with a white polo and black pants.

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The blonde babe was reportedly rocking a shiny piece of jewelry on that finger, but pals reportedly declined to comment on the apparent engagement ring. However, those close to the couple seem to be fans of their romance, as an insider said: “[Ben] is as beautiful inside as he is outside – they make a gorgeous couple."

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The lovebirds appear to have a lot in common, as "they’re both extremely spiritual," with the source adding: "Ben is a serious and accomplished nonprofit Interfaith leader providing the call to prayer heard all around the world."

Andrew Cuomo

OK! confirmed earlier this week that Lee moved on from her past relationship with Cuomo following their 14 years together. She and the 63-year-old broke up two years ago after the politician was unfaithful. In fact, it was an "open secret" in Cuomo's office that he apparently cheated on his then-girlfriend, The Post reported in April.

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Luckily, Lee has found love again with Youcef, as it's believed the two first met in the Spring during a charity function in Los Angeles.

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Meanwhile, Cuomo certainly isn't feeling the love right now. The father-of-three first came under fire in December when Lindsey Boylan — who worked for the Cuomo administration from March 2015 to October 2018 — accused Cuomo of kissing her after he got her alone.

Apart from allegedly asking her to play "strip poker," Boylan insisted he would "go out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs."

Shortly after she broke her silence, Charlotte Bennett, one of his former aides, spoke out followed by several other women who claimed Cuomo acted inappropriately towards them. In light of the claims, an investigation was launched and more than 55 Democratic members of the New York State Assembly have demanded the powerful politician resign, which he has refused to do.


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