Brittny Gastineau, a close friend of Kim Kardashian, recently started to date Danilo Gallinari of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, according to a new report.
“It’s very new and she’s taking it slow,” a source told Radar Online. “But her friends haven’t seen her this happy in years.”
Gastineau, 30, is a model and socialite.
She recently hinted at a romance on Instagram after posting pictures of desserts for her and one other person, and her sitting courtside at the recent Los Angeles Lakers-Nuggets game.
“Danilo was coincidentally in New York for a basketball game to play the Knicks at the same time Brittny was there,” added a second source.
“He was definitely smitten,” added an eyewitness who saw the two out to eat at a Manhattan restaurant.
Gastineau posted a picture of her courtside at the game in L.A. and said “lets go Danillo Gallinari!”
A representative would not confirm the report.
Gastineau previously dated street artist Marquis Lewis, but split after they had a fight in a West Hollywood hotel room over the summer.
TMZ reported that the pair reached a settlement over the violent confrontation.
Gallinari, 26, is originally from Italy and started playing in the NBA in 2008 with the Knicks.
He was sent to the Nuggets in 2011 as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade.
In addition to playing basketball, Gallinari has worked for Armani as a model.