Date: 1st December 2000
Foppish actor HUGH GRANT has lost one of the most glamorous girls in the world - but he's found one of the richest, and she's 16 years his junior.
Attractive blonde CAROLINE STANBURY, 24, is the daughter of a multi-millionaire financialist, and related to the mega-wealthy VESTEY family, who own acres of land throughout England.
Hugh, by comparison, comes from a modest background, despite attending public school.
The NOTTING HILL star, who split from ELIZABETH HURLEY in March (00), has been secretly dating the former model for several weeks and is said by friends to be 'besotted'.
The pair were spotted in public together for the first time yesterday (30NOV00) at a posh charity ball in London's Knightsbridge.