Who is Ben Youcef?
Sandra Lee has engaged to her boyfriend Ben Youcef, and the happy couple celebrated by hitting the town in Paris, with a giddy Lee flashing her sparkling new diamond engagement ring, according to NYPost.
The former girlfriend of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lee, and her gorgeous boyfriend have made it official, as evidenced by a massive jewel on Lee’s left ring finger.
On his wedding finger, Youcef, an interfaith activist, actor, and producer, wore a band.
Ben Youcef is 42 years old and Sandra Lee is 55 years old.
Ben Youcef was born on February 19, 1979, in Algiers, El Djazaïr, Algeria, and Sandra Lee was born on July 3, 1966, in Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Ben Youcef And Sandra Lee Engaged
Lee’s pals said the couple fled to the City of Love after she was saddened by the events of the previous week when Cuomo resigned as governor amid a sexual harassment scandal.
On Saturday night, the two were seen sharing an embrace outside of Parisian hotspot L’Avenue before heading inside for supper.
Lee, a 55-year-old lifestyle expert, was dressed in a white summer dress, while Youcef, 46, was dressed in jeans, a leather jacket, and a white T-shirt with the “Fear of God” insignia on it. According to a person close to Youcef, said, “Ben really wanted to distract Sandra from all the news, so he whisked her away to Paris. He knows how hard this has been on her and he wants to make sure she feels loved and supported.”, NYpost reported.
He added, “Ben is incredibly protective of Sandra. They’re soulmates and head over heels in love.”
After spending time in St. Tropez in the south of France, the couple went to Paris.
Sandra Lee And Andrew Cuomo
During their 14 years together, Lee and Cuomo never got married, despite her prior marriage to former KB Home CEO Bruce Karatz from 2001 to 2005. Their friends have been rooting for them since they met in Los Angeles in the spring, according to the source.
Cuomo is thought to have cheated on Lee during their 14-year relationship, which ended in 2019. Lee has felt “betrayed” by Cuomo, according to The Post.
Where Ben Youssef And Sandra Lee Met
She met Youcef after leaving the house she shared with Cuomo and moved to Malibu, California.
After selling her Mount Kisco property, “Lily Pond,” for $1.85 million last October, she confirmed her transfer to the West Coast. Steven Spielberg discovered Youcef, a divorced father of two, and cast him in his 2005 film “Munich.”
Since then, he has appeared in a lot of television shows.