Her last serious relationship was with Bradley Cooper and ended last year in March. But Renee Zellweger finally appears to have found love again. The 43-year-old, who has remained relatively out of the spotlight of late, was spotted kissing Doyle Bramhall II, who is believe to be her new boyfriend, at LAX airport on Wednesday. The 43-year-old musician, who previously dated Sheryl Crow, is an American singer and guitarist who has toured with the likes of Roger Waters and was Eric Clapton’s second guitarist from 2004 to 2009.
Doyle with be reunited with Clapton’s band for 12 concerts in the UK in May 2013. Waiting to go through security the couple put on quite the public display of affection, locking lips and cuddling up. In fact the pair couldn’t seem to keep their hands off each other as they waited with other travelers in line. Renee tried her best to go undercover wearing a pair of aviator sunglasses on her face. Dressed all in black, she wore her blonde tresses up into a casual style.
But there was no mistaking those famous bee-stung lips that her new beau couldn’t help but kiss. After passing airport security, the couple walked through the terminal hand-in-hand. Renee had gone casual for her flight in a pair of faded blue jeans, a sweater and a black coat. She also wore a pair of comfortable Converse sneakers on her feet. Meanwhile, her handsome beau wore a near identical outfit to his new girlfriend but opted for suede boots.
The Bridget Jones star has had no reported romance since splitting with Cooper last year. Renée and Cooper split in March after nearly two years together, apparently because he wanted to concentrate on his career rather than a relationship. A friend said at the time: ‘If I had to pick any possible mistress it would be Brad’s career. He worked really hard to get into leading man status.’ But other reports suggested Cooper’s constant stalling on their marriage plans may have been behind their split.
It was even reported that the couple were set to elope in July 2010 and Renee had bought a $15,000 Carolina Herrera bridal gown. A source close to the actress said: ‘Her and Bradley were going to elope last July which is why she had the dress, but he kept pushing it back as his dad was ill’. Cooper’s father Charles, 71, died in January 2011 and Renee pulled out of her presenting duties at the Golden Globes at the last minute to support her partner. The insider added: ‘Things were OK until she raised the subject of the wedding.
‘They got into a huge row and Bradley started bringing up issues in the relationship, like her apparent obsession with exercise.’ Before her relationship with Cooper, Renee was married to country music star Kenny Chesney. The pair shocked their fans by tying the knot on May 9, 2005 on a small island of St. John. But the union was short-lived as on September 15, 2005, they announced their plans for an annulment. – Dailymail