Friday, January 27, 2012
Paula Abdul Is Reportedly Dating Rhode Island-Based Businessman John Caprio
"The X Factor" U.S. judge Paula Abdul, 49, may have broken up with 32-year-old music entrepreneur Jeff Bratton in November 2011 (after dating him for about a year-and-a-half), but Star magazine is reporting that she quickly rebounded the month of the breakup when she began to date 40-year-old Rhode Island-based businessman John Caprio.
An unnamed source told Star:
"Paula's sister, Wendy, lives near Providence, and Paula and John were introduced by mutual friends in late November and they really hit it off. She likes that he's a normal dude. She met his whole family, and they loved her. They're a big, loud family. But Paula fit right in."
Abdul's relationship with ex-boyfriend Bratton was also long-distance, since Bratton is based in New York, and Abdul is based in Los Angeles.
Bratton told People magazine in January 2012 that he and Abdul broke up because of their busy work schedules.
Abdul has been married twice. Her first marriage to first husband Emilio Estevez lasted from 1992 to 1994. She was married to second husband Brad Beckerman from 1996 to 1998.