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American Idol judge Randy Jackson, who is 62 years old, is dating a 27 year old Caucasian singer, MTO News has learned.

Randy Jackson and a 27 year old singer who goes by the name "Simone" attend The Cool HeART Art Gallery at Sofitel Los Angeles on Jan. 17, 2019.

Randy and his new bae, who is also a  musician under his tutelage, made their relationship public last night.


The former "American Idol" judge first appeared on Simone's Instagram in October 2018 after she performed in Los Angeles.

"Thanks for coming to see me perform last night lovess," the singer-songwriter captioned a photo.

Shortly after that post, rumors of the two dating began to swirl.

And it's perfect timing for Randy to unveil his new bae. His divorce is set to be finalized in a few weeks.

Randy and his ex-wife Erika had been locked in a bitter divorce for four years - Erika initially filed for divorce in 2014.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a judge signed off on Jackson and Riker’s dissolution of marriage last month. The former couple will be officially divorced on Feb. 7.

Randy and Erika had been married for 18 years and have two children together — daughter Zoe, 23, and son Jordan, 21.

Randy's ex-wife Erika, is also Caucasian.