Sandra Lee and fiancé Ben Youcef landed again within the US Wednesday evening — ready to return house till her ex, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had formally left workplace, sources advised The Publish.
The couple touched down at Los Angeles Worldwide Airport after spending the previous few weeks absorbing the sights in France, from St. Tropez to Paris.
A supply mentioned they waited to fly again till Cuomo had lastly left his publish after being accused of sexually harassing a number of girls in his workplace, including: “The previous few weeks have been so painful for Sandra.”
“Watching the disintegration of a decade of labor was simply an excessive amount of for her to bear. Staying in Europe was the one means for her to emotionally take care of the aftermath,” the supply mentioned. “She wanted house and time to course of every part.”
Lee, 55, met Youcef, 46, earlier this yr and he flew to be by her aspect after she attended a UNICEF gala in Capri, Italy, this month.
The life-style guru moved to Malibu, Calif., following the break-up of her 14-year relationship with Cuomo in September 2019.
One other insider who is aware of the couple mentioned they’re now planning their future collectively, including: “Their relationship is poetic … Youcef has by no means been on relationship websites, has no Instagram account and doesn’t drink, he’s the antithesis of Cuomo.” Cuomo, it should be added, has mentioned he not drinks.
On Wednesday, Lee posted a photograph of her on board the flight house, writing: “Lastly coming house once more.. cherished Paris-loved France. Love you all, thanks for the type phrases and assist!! At all times.”
Youcef has 5-year-old twins with his ex-wife.
Whereas Lee has not spoken publicly on Cuomo’s resignation from workplace, she posted a telling message from the battlegrounds of Normandy on Monday.
She declared that “immediately is a tragic day … for a lot of causes” as Cuomo ended his time period at 11:59 p.m. after saying his resignation earlier this month.
“I’ve not posted for some time for a lot of causes, none of which I’m prepared to deal with, talk about or share however I can say that immediately is a tragic day…additionally for a lot of causes – one in all them is the story behind the place I’m spending this day-Omaha Seaside Normandy,” she wrote on Instagram: “What a day, what a spot, my coronary heart aches immediately!”
She continued: “I need to thank all of the troopers that gave their lives, all of the households that gave their cherished one – Thanks to all-past and current, dwelling and deceased..thanks on your sacrifices.”
As one in all her followers remarked: “Boy, did you dodge a bullet!”