Kim Kardashian is to date a British soccer player.
The socialite - who recently split from American footballer Reggie Bush - met Manchester City star Wayne Bridge in a Miami nightclub a few weeks ago and, after communicating regularly by text message, the brunette beauty now plans to go out with him when she flies to London next week.
Wayne, 29, was in Florida trying to escape the attention he was receiving following revelations his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel had had a relationship with his friend and former Chelsea teammate John Terry.
A source said: "They met while Wayne was cheering himself up on a boys' night out and got on like a house on fire.
"They exchanged texts, have been in touch ever since and will be hooking up when Kim comes to the UK.
"It's early days but she's certainly put a smile back on Wayne's face as she's great fun and absolutely gorgeous. He's looking forward to catching up when she's in town."
Kim, 29, was still dating 25-year-old Reggie when she met the soccer star, but pals believe she already knew her relationship was on the rocks.
Another source told The Sun newspaper: "Kim was still with Reggie when she met Wayne, but I think she knew things were ending because they swapped numbers."
Meanwhile, Kim and her family - including sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, her mother Kris Jenner and stepfather Bruce Jenner - were delighted to be featured in adult animated comedy 'South Park' this week, despite seeing themselves killed off.
Kim wrote on her blog: "We were all dying when we saw this clip from 'South Park' that aired last night. literally, LOL. They killed us all!!!
"Khloe, Kourt, Bruce, mom and me!! I managed to survive the longest. of course! (sic)"
She also thanked the show's creators for featuring her in the programme.
She added: "Thanks Trey Parker and Matt Stone. we're honored!"