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Petra Ecclestone steps out with new boyfriend - see the sweet snap!

Petra Ecclestone celebrated New Year's Eve in style with her new partner - see the snaps!

Emmy Griffiths

Petra Ecclestone was spotted looking loved-up with her new beau, Sam Palmer, while leaving New Year's Eve celebrations at Catch in L.A. The mum-of-three, who is the daughter of Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, rang in 2018 while partying with her sister Tamara and her husband Jay Rutland, along with her new boyfriend.

READ: Petra Ecclestone splits from husband James Stunt after five years

Sam and Petra stepped out together

The 29-year-old looked stunning in a sequinned, one-shouldered mini dress, and styled her long blonde locks into a glam high ponytail. She also sported a 'Happy New Year' headband. Sam, a luxury used car salesman who is reportedly old friends with Tamara's husband, looked smart in a royal blue blazer and black trousers with black loafers. This isn't the first time the new couple have been spotted out together; they also holidayed in Dubai with Tamara and Jay in late 2017.

READ: Tamara Ecclestone defends sister Petra Stunt's makeover

Tamara shared a sweet snap with her sister on Instagram

Petra is recently single after she finalised her divorce from her husband of five years, James Stunt, back in October. After reaching a settlement, James released a statement which read: "I love Petra and our children and I hope the press respect our privacy now as we carry out the most important responsibility of being mother and father to our wonderful children." A spokesperson added: "It is announced, with regret, that James Stunt and Petra Ecclestone have agreed to divorce and that Decree Nisi, uncontested, was granted by HHJ Tolson this morning. James is committed to remaining firm friends with Petra and is concerned that the misleading media coverage of their divorce has not accurately reflected the issues which were in dispute." It was revealed that James had signed a prenuptial agreement worth £16million, and the pair were in dispute over their lavish LA mansion - worth £158million - and their home in Chelsea, London.

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