Has Reese Witherspoon got a new man?

She certainly doesn’t waste her time.

Fresh from her break-up, Reese Witherspoon was spotted dining out with a handsome suitor in Santa Monica, last week, at Italian eatery Locanda Portofino.

The man in question is Jim Toth, a Hollywood talent scout who works for the agency that look after the 33-year-old actress.

A source for People magazine said: “They were very flirtatious throughout dinner. They were having a lot of fun, totally getting along and laughing and talking the whole dinner. Reese seemed very happy. She was smiling all dinner. The mood was upbeat and really good.”

After the two-hour meal, Toth paid the bill and the pair parted with a kiss in the car park. An onlooker told the gossip mag: “Reese reached around his neck and pulled him close for a hug. They kissed bye on the cheek – but it was a very friendly goodbye.”

But was it all business or pleasure?

A source close to the Legally Blonde star claims the dinner was just work, however a friend of Jim’s maintains  it was, “a date,” though, “nothing serious.”

Since her split from actor Jake Gyllenhaal in December, the mother-of-two has been linked to Scot Gerard Butler.

It’s about time we saw Reece with a fella who can reciprocate her, ahem, affections… on account of the bearding and all.

Click on the thumbnails after the jump, to check out pics of the twosome… (more…)

February 5, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. Leave a comment.