Kelly Brook is getting over her split from rugby star Thom Evans with the help of convicted murderer Chris Paciello, according to reports.
The 33-year-old model, who is in Miami for a photoshoot, has been hanging out with the former gangster, the Mirror reported.
Brook tweeted Paciello to thank him for his hospitality.
"Thank you to a true Miami Legend taking care of me and my Friends this week @ChrisPaciello1 xx."
He replied: "It was truly my pleasure. You girls are amazing xx"
Paciello, 41, was jailed for murder following a Staten Island gang robbery in 1993 that resulted in a housewife being shot in the head.
The mobster snitch, nicknamed "The Binger," acted as the gang's getaway driver after his accomplice killed the woman.
Paciello was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2000 after pleading guilty to charges of murder and armed robbery.
Following his arrest, Paciello fed information to the FBI on key figures in the Mafia. His lawyer says he helped put away 70 top criminals.
During his trial, his then girlfriend, 'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara, put up his bail of around 10 million pounds.
He has been investing in clubs since his release and now runs Story nightclub.
As well as dating Vergara, Paciello has been linked to former Aussie soap star Natalie Imbruglia and Jennifer Lopez. (ANI)