The 38-year-old actor – who has previously been linked to Paris Jackson and Amanda Seyfried – ‘couldn’t take his eyes’ off Delilah, 24, when he made an under-the-radar appearance at her music release party last weekend, an insider told DailyMail.com.
‘He couldn’t take his eyes off her,’ a source exclusively told DailyMail.com, adding ‘Lisa [Rinna] was hovering over him all night making sure he was enjoying himself.’
Aspiring musician Delilah was joined by a host of her family and friends – including Real Housewives star mom Lisa Rinna, 59, dad Harry Hamlin, 71, and younger sister Amelia, 21.
But our insider says that Delilah’s attentions were also focused on another attendee: Into the Wild star Emile, who spent the evening propping up the bar. As the party got into full swing, the actor was seen sending admiring glances in Delilah’s direction while she danced the night away with close friends and family.
Reality star and aspiring singer Delilah Belle Hamlin appears to have a new man in her sights – none other than Leonardo DiCaprio’s actor pal Emile Hirsch, who is 14 years her senior
According to a source, Emile, 38, ‘couldn’t take his eyes off’ 24-year-old Delilah when he attended her music release party in Los Angeles last weekend
Exclusive video from inside the event shows Emile propping up the bar (left) while Delilah mingled with her guests – with her spokesperson saying the pair have a ‘close friendship’
When asked about the rumored romance by DailyMail.com, a spokesperson for Delilah confirmed that the pair has struck up a ‘close friendship’.
The glitzy soiree was held to celebrate the release of Delilah’s new single Nothing Lasts Forever at Sunset Strip’s iconic Ziggy Hotel.
And despite Delilah’s father Harry ‘pulling shapes’ on the dancefloor with a plethora of glamorous women, it was the mysterious presence of Hollywood actor Emile that really set tongues wagging at the party.
Delilah split up with British reality star Eyal Booker in December 2021, following a two-year romance.
An insider said: ‘Delilah ended her relationship with Eyal before New Year’s Eve. It was important to her that 2022 could be a fresh start and right now she wants to be single and focus on her career.
‘Last year, she experienced some difficult times, but she’s come out the other side stronger than ever and is happy, enjoying time with friends and family, as well as looking positivity to the future.’
During their two-year relationship, Delilah and Eyal, who rose to fame on UK’s Love Island in 2018, split their time between London and Los Angeles.
The couple met in 2019 after Delilah watched Eyal on Love Island and messaged him privately on Instagram, with the pair at first embarking on a long distanced relationship.
Emile was romantically linked to rock royalty Paris Jackson, 22, in 2021 – however the daughter of singer Michael Jackson insisted they were just ‘homies’
The musician daughter of late singer Michael Jackson was forced to defend their 13 year age gap (pictured in 2021)
Man about town: Emile has dated a host of famous ladies including actress Amanda Seyfried and musician Paris Jackson
Meanwhile, Emile was romantically linked to rock royalty Paris Jackson, 22, back in 2021 – although the musician daughter of late singer Michael Jackson, insisted that the pair were just ‘homies’ after drawing furious criticism over their 13-year age gap.
‘This relationship makes me uncomfortable,’ one user commented on an image of Emile pecking Paris on the cheek – prompting the music heiress to defiantly retort: ‘He’s actually one of the youngest homies of mine.
‘One of my best friends is in their 50s. you probably don’t have friends older than you because elders may find you annoying or immature lol.’
In 2014, Emile welcomed son Valor with a woman from Florida who he is understood to have had a brief fling with.
The woman chose to keep her identity secret, but Emile reportedly stepped up to support mother and child financially. A source told The Daily News: ‘His friends know about it, he is doing the right thing and will be taking care of her and his baby financially.’
An insider added to Us Weekly, ‘He’s trying to be a good guy in the situation. He still has love for the girl — it’s just his schedule and life did not fit in with having a relationship.’
Health woes: Delilah confessed to her Instagram followers in January ‘I’ve been struggling with autoimmune/chronic illness issues that I’ve been silently battling and overcoming’
The singer started dating Eyal, 26, in 2019, but called time on their relationship before New Year’s Eve so she could begin 2022 with a fresh start
Moving on: A source told MailOnline the couple’s breakup was amicable, and Delilah is in a ‘good place’ (pictured in 2021)
Throwback: The couple met in 2019 after Delilah watched Eyal on Love Island and messaged him privately on Instagram, with the pair at first embarking on a long distanced relationship
In January, Delilah issued a post on Instagram detailing her numerous health woes with the 24 year old sharing a close-up photo of an IV in her arm, while in the accompanying caption she opened up about what she has been going through for ‘the past few years.’
‘I haven’t really spoken on my health lately, but for the past few years, I’ve been struggling with autoimmune/chronic illness issues that I’ve been silently battling and overcoming,’ she wrote.
‘It’s definitely been tough mentally alongside physically. I’ve kind of kept quiet because I don’t want to be put in a “sick” role.’
Delilah’s Melrose Place alum parents, Lisa and husband Harry, are no strangers to their daughters dating older men; Delilah’s younger sister Amelia, famously dated Kourtney Kardashian’s baby daddy Scott Disick, for less than a year when she was just 19 and he was 38.
The 18-year age gap is said to have concerned Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa, who was reportedly relieved when her daughter Amelia dumped Scott, after his jealous DM’s were leaked by Kourtney’s ex, Younes Bendjima, over Kourtney’s public displays of affection with her now husband Travis Barker.
Emile may be taking a cue from his friend Leonardo, who famously only dates women under the age of 25.
A publicist for Emile has been contacted for comment.