Lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone puts heartbreak behind her as she makes her public debut with new man Karl French
07:41 GMT, 14 June 2012
Just six months ago she was left devastated after her husband of 20 years left her for her designer.
But Michelle Mone is clearly a woman made of tougher stuff and has put her heartbreak behind her to find love again.
And last night, the Ultimo boss stepped out for the first time with her new man, financier Karl French.
New love: Ultimo bra boss Michelle Mone stepped out last night in London with boyfriend Karl French
The hot new couple were snapped at the British Graduate Fashion Week Gala award show reception and made a very handsome pairing.
And they looked very relaxed and comfortable in each other's company and never strayed to far from each other's side with one observer telling the Sun: 'They stayed very close all night and he seemed to be enjoying the limelight with his new squeeze.
'In fact, both of them couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces.'
Smiley: Michelle beamed for the camera as she put her marriage split woes firmly behind her
Michelle met Karl in April as she
holidayed in Dubai with her children and was introduced to him by former
footballer John Barnes and his wife Andrea.
said: 'It was not love at first sight, but just a lot of chatting. We
clicked. He didn’t know anything about me, which I thought was amazing.
'At first I thought, okay, he is having me on here. But then I realised he has been living in Dubai for 15 years.'
Soon after they started dating, Michelle
underwent an operation to remove a cancerous mole, which she was told
could have been caused by sunbeds and the years she spent on them in her
Matchmaker: Michelle last month on a night out with friend and former footballer John Barnes who introduced her to Karl
And she said Karl had been her 'rock' throughout her ordeal and said: 'I am taking it one day at a time.
'But I am smiling again, and that is thanks to Karl.'
At Christmas, Michelle's husband Michael left her for her former colleague Samantha Bunn.
But determined not to let it get her down, she said: 'I was heartbroken for 5 months but you know, onwards and upwards, move forward, no more tears.'
Split: Michelle and her estranged husband Michael who left her at Christmas for her designer Samantha Bunn