UK singles looking for love using online dating websites could be interested in recent developments in Paula Abdul's personal life. The US X Factor judge was photographed by the Daily Mail walking through LAX airport with a good-looking younger gentleman recently. Having been single since separating from restaurant owner JT Torregiani in 2007, the 49-year-old looked comfortable in the arms of her mystery companion. Although his identity remains unknown, the handsome stranger was spotted entering the back of a chauffer-driven car with his rumoured girlfriend. Former singer Abdul hit headlines by joining Simon Cowell on the judging panel of the X Factor after leaving American Idol in 2009 following a row. Confirming the news on Twitter, the Straight Up singer reportedly demanded $12 million (£7.5 million) to return to the contest with new judge Kara DioGuardi. The petite brunette reportedly formed a close friendship with Cheryl Cole during the Geordie's brief appearance on the American X Factor.