Ben Goldsmith steps out with his new girlfriend… as bitter feud with estranged wife Kate Rothschild draws to a close
00:27 GMT, 27 September 2012
He sensationally split from wife Kate Rothschild following her alleged affair with American rapper Jay Electronica earlier this year.
But it would seem Ben Goldsmith has finally found love again after stepping out with his new 25-year-old girlfriend for the first time.
The multi-millionaire financier, 31, made his first public outing with 25-year-old PR girl Jemima Jones on Wednesday night.
Smitten: Ben Goldsmith and his new girlfriend Jemima Jones seemed to be completely enamoured by each other as they attended their first public outing together on Wednesday evening
Attending his Pig Business fundraiser at exclusive eatery Sake No Hana, the environmentalist looked positively thrilled to be accompanied by his pretty new girlfriend.
And it would seem the new couple were so enamoured by one another that they couldn't leave each other's side, as they were spotting sharing jokes and chatting animatedly throughout the evening.
The couple were first linked last week after they were spotted enjoying a romantic dinner in central London together.
Father-of-three Ben and Jemima, the sister of artist and filmmaker Quentin Jones, are said to have been dating for a couple of months.
Moving on: The 31-year-old financier didn't leave his new girlfriend's side as they attended his Pig Business fundraiser at exclusive London eatery Sake No Hana
A source told the Mail: 'They have been an item for the past two months and things are going really well between them.’
The new romance comes after the Eton-educated financier, who inherited 300 million following the death of his father back in 1997, had to deal with a very public spat with his wife Kate Rothschild.
Following an exchange of angry insults on Twitter, Ben branded his wife of nine years ‘appalling’ for calling police over an altercation at their 20million Kensington home.
And following the publication of an interview in Vogue magazine – in which Kate talked about her friendship with US rapper Jay – Ben posted a Twitter message saying: ‘Someone please shut this girl up.’
New romance: Goldsmith is said to have been dating Jemima, a 25-year-old PR girl, for the past two months
The estranged couple had agreed to put an end to their public sniping in June, but renewed hostilities again the following month.
In a joint statement released through a PR company at the time, they said: 'It is a matter of regret to us that, at a time when our emotions and those of our friends have run high, things have been said in public which should have been kept private.
‘We accept our full share of responsibility for this. There will be no further comment, either directly or indirectly, from us on any aspect of our family’s private life.’
Police arrested Mr Goldsmith, 31, youngest son of late billionaire Sir James Goldsmith, at the couple’s Kensington home in April on suspicion of actual bodily harm.
Acrimonious: The Goldsmiths called time on their nine-year marriage amid revelations of Kate's alleged affair with US rapper Jay Electronica, pictured
He later accepted a caution for assault before announcing he was filing for divorce on the grounds of adultery after he found explicit texts and emails on his 30-year-old wife's mobile phone.
Following the initially acrimonious split, relations between the society pair have since warmed, with them enjoying a lunch date together earlier this month.
Ben and Kate, who married at St Marys Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, at the ages of 23 and 21 respectively, raise three children together.
And while Mr Goldsmith's love life
now seems to be going from strength to strength, the same cannot be said
for record company boss Kate's relationship with Jay Electronica.
couple are said to have fallen out in recent weeks over his blossoming
friendship with stunning Burberry model, Cara Delevingne, 20.
A source told the Mail: ‘Kate and Jay are having fearful rows as he’s getting too close to Cara for her liking.’
Newlyweds: Ben and Kate tied the knot when they were just 23 and 21 respectively