At one recent romantic, candle-lit dinner at LA’s Soho House, a fellow diner observed: “They might have more than 130 years on the age clock between them, but they behaved like teenagers in love.“They were holding hands across the table and gazing into each other’s eyes like youngsters throughout the meal.It was actually all rather touching to witness and when they left he offered her his arm in a lovely old-fashioned way.”Lythgoe leapt into the big league of TV moguls in 2000 when he joined Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment empire to turn the Idol series into a worldwide franchise and now has an estimated net worth in excess of £130 million.The chemistry between them is so strong, they are just going with it.”Astonishingly, their relationship has landed 64-year-old American Idol executive producer Lythgoe, who is also a judge on the US show So You Think You Can Dance, in the middle of a Hollywood romance swap.He dated Elvis Presley’s ex-wife Priscilla between 20 and she is now dating Raquel’s fourth ex-husband, restaurant mogul Richard Palmer.The former Hollywood pin-up has been married four times and is currently separated from her fourth husband, Richard Palmer.And finding a mature man has been a challenge for the star, who turns 70 in September (10).Mother-of-two Raquel, who has racked-up more than 60 film and TV movie credits since becoming an instant global sex symbol as a loincloth-wearing cavewoman in the 1966 hit One Million Years B.
I'm not that good at it.'The stunning star rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970, but was really catapulted to the heady heights of superstardom for her role in1966's One Million Years B.No regrets: She was previously married to actor and producer André Weinfeld(left) from 1980 until 1990, and before him there was Patrick Curtis (right), a producer, to whom she was married in 1967 until 1972 Turning down the big man!Raquel revealed she didn't want to ever strip off because it would be disrespectful to her father, and also that she turned down Playboy boss Hugh Hefner when posing for his magazine She recalled: 'I got called into the front office to speak with Hugh in his bathrobe.She has been in seven celebrity relationships averaging approximately 7.7 years each. Age: 77 (9/5/1940)Occupation: Entertainment - Actress Most Famous For: "One Million Years B.Legendary beauty Raquel Welch is struggling to find love in her senior years, because men her age would rather date much younger women.I went over to the mansion and I brought my lawyer with me and I sat there in front of him and I said, 'What's the problem Hugh?' and he said, 'Well there's no tits and there's no ass'.Raquel’s friend added: “She sees all this as serendipity.“She believes she and Nigel, who have known each other for years, were meant to be together all along and she is already talking about the possibility of him becoming husband number five.”Though separated for years as Lythgoe pursued his Hollywood dream after achieving fame as an acid-tongued judge on UK show Popstars, he and Bonnie, his wife of 26 years, did not finalise their divorce until 2010.“He is now free to tie the knot a second time,” a source close to him at Fox TV, which airs American Idol, declared.“He says he has to pinch himself regularly to remind himself he really is dating one of the world’s most enduring sex symbols.”Lythgoe and Raquel were first seen together in public at a pre-Emmy Awards party on September 20 at trendy Melrose Place, West Hollywood restaurant Fig & Olive and have since been spotted together several times.Dressed in an uber glamorous bodycon leopard print pencil dress and high heeled strappy sandals, Raquel looked as sexy and stylish as ever.A leopard print dress is a go-to piece for those wanting an outfit with guaranteed glam-factor.