Fran Drescher's New Boyfriend: Makes Red Carpet Debut With Shiva Ayyadurai
Fran Drescher made an appearance with new boyfriend Shiva Ayyadurai, a scientist who invented e-mail (though that claim has been disputed), on Tuesday at the premiere of Bridegroom.
Drescher, 56, known for her iconic role in The Nanny (1993-1999), was “very affectionate” with Ayyadurai, 49, according to a source.
“He [gave] her a kiss. They [were] all smiles and [seemed] very into each other and very much in love,” a source told US Weekly.
In celebration of the couple’s first red carpet outing, Drescher tweeted pictures of the occasion to her fans.
So just got hm. Pix frm last nite. pic.twitter.com/4GEuWmVt2R
— Fran Drescher (@frandrescher) October 17, 2013
This isn’t the first time Ayyadurai has appeared on Drescher’s social media account. On Aug. 31, Drescher posted a picture of the two of them together, calling Ayyadurai a “friend.”
W my friend Shiva going to visit Esther in hospital. Shiva invented Email & yesterday ws th 36yr anniversary pic.twitter.com/Wo0bmZkgyG
— Fran Drescher (@frandrescher) August 31, 2013
And he has popped up many times since them in pictures, posing with her dog, Esther.
Esther & Shiva! She thinks he's her new bf bc he's brown like her. 😉 lol pic.twitter.com/sCTEsTUxCA
— Fran Drescher (@frandrescher) September 15, 2013
On the red carpet, Drescher said that she and her boyfriend enjoy cooking together and are trying to decide on a coordinated Halloween costume:
“I don’t think we’ve decided yet but we know what we’re doing. We’ve got some really good parties to go to and Iron & Wine, which is one of my favorite bands, is playing down at the Orpheum so we’re gonna be doing all that. I can’t do anything but sexy so we gotta work along those lines.”
Dresher was previously married to Peter Marc Jacobson, her high school sweetheart, for 21 years and divorced in 1999 after he came out as gay. They remain good friends.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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