*Gossip rags are buzzing over what could be a budding romance between Jamie Foxx and actress “Clueless” actress Stacey Dash, who arrived arm-in-arm for the Oscars red carpet Sunday night, or a publicity stunt to revive Dash’s stagnant acting career.
“First, Stacey just decided to split from her third husband, Emmanuel Xuereb, and spoke about it on – wait for it – Foxx’s radio show, “The Foxxhole,” on Sirius XM on Friday,” the New York Daily News reports. “The actress, whose rep had no comment on the matter, married Xuereb in 2007, but Stacey says the two have ‘grown apart’ over the past three years.”
So how did she end up with Foxx? Perhaps through her first cousin Damon Dash, the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records.
The male Dash and Foxx have both a personal and professional relationship since they worked together on his 2005 single “Gold Digger,” according to the paper.
“People are saying Jamie and Stacey hooking up is a win-win situation,” says an insider. “It’s good for Jamie’s music career to be on good terms with Damon, and Stacey wouldn’t have snagged an invite to the Oscars without Jamie.”
The source adds that the photo ops are a bonus for Stacey, who, rumor has it, is attempting to restart her career. After the ceremony, she and Foxx hit up the Vanity Fair after-party, where they chatted with Heidi Klum, along with pregnant “Precious” star Paula Patton and her husband, Robin Thicke.
“They looked very much like an item, and Jamie was introducing her to everyone,” says one L.A. partygoer. “They seemed to be thoroughly enjoying each other’s company.”