Vicki Gunvalson 'is dating hot shot NYC lawyer John Pankauski'

By Heidi Parker

Published:15:31 EDT, 22 April 2014 |Updated:17:09 EDT, 22 April 2014

Vicki Gunvalson has a new love interest.

After splitting from Brooks Ayers just months ago, the Real Housewives Of Orange County star is now getting close to New York City lawyer John Pankauski, according to RadarOnline.

The 52-year-old blonde met the handsome attorney in early April over business. 'Sparks started flying between them,' a source noted.

Hot new romance?: Vicki Gunvalson (left in September) has been romancing attorney John Pankauski (right), according to a Tuesday report from RadarOnline

He's a catch: In addition to being a successful attorney, Pankauski also owns a winery

Several weeks ago the two were spotted at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills together.

'He was meeting with her production company Woo Hoo in April and she had dinner with him and brought him to a Watch What Happens Live taping,' a source told the site.

'They are working together on a few business projects.'

Yet to comment: The Bravo star, pictured with Tamra Barney in NYC, hasn't talked about John so far

The source added that John has asked her production company to do a promo reel for his law firm.

He is also interested in having her executive produce a TV show he would star in.

But meetings about business deals aren't the only thing the two have done together. They also both had their hair done side by side while at the

Kim Vo salon inside the Montage before Vicki went off to do a promo shoot for her new diamond line.

Her last boyfriend: The 52-year-old star ended her relationship with Brooks Ayers, pictured in 2012, in 2013

Next up for the pair is a trip to Phoenix, Arizona in late April where Gunvalson will appear at the Women’s Expo.

'John comes from the New England area and he moved to Palm Beach about 15 years ago,' a source told Radar.

'He built a multimillion dollar law firm which he owns, and has a winery in Napa Valley.'

The source added the lawyer is in great shape. 'John is single, 6’2”, 200 lbs, an athlete and avid tennis player,' said the friend.

In happier times: With husband Donn Gunvalson, who she split from in October 2010

'He has handsome movie star good looks and he’s a rascal too. He is a warrior and a fierce lawyer,' said the source.

Vicki announced her split from husband Donn Gunvalson in October 2010 but they didn't finalize their divorce until January.

She has two children, Michael and Briana Wolfsmith. Her son now works with her insurance agency.

Vicki, who looked pretty in turquoise blue on April 14 in NYC when she promoted her reality show on Today, was last seen with Brooks in August.

Her day job: Gunvalson with (from left) Gretchen Rossi, Alexis Bellino, Heather Dubrow and Tamra Barney on the The Real Housewives Of Orange County

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