SUPERMODEL Lara Stone cosies up to a wealthy playboy who has been to prison for operating an illegal gambling ring.
The Sun can reveal that the ex wife of TV comic David Walliams had an intimate dinner with art dealer Hillel “Helly” Nahmad.
Dutch Lara, 32, was at Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair, central London, with the 38-year-old American and then they went clubbing.
A source said: “It definitely looked like more than a meal, that’s for sure. They were quite animated, taking selfies of each other.
“He had his arm around her at one point.”
New Yorker Nahmad is a pal of Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom and his family are listed at 377 on the Forbes billionaires list.
He was released in 2014 after five months’ jail for operating an illegal gambling business from his home in Trump Tower.
Nahmad also had to do 300 hours’ community service, take part in a gambling addiction programme and hand over £4.6million.
The gambling ring was said to include celebrities, Wall Street bankers and professional athletes.
Lara split with Walliams, 44, last September after more than five years of marriage. They have a three-year-old son.
He was said to have been shattered by the divorce, granted after he cited her “unreasonable behaviour”.
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