Fran Drescher Steps Out With New Boyfriend Shiva Ayyadurai, Email Inventor: Picture

Celebrity News Oct. 16, 2013 AT 3:20PM
Fran Drescher and her new boyfriend Shiva Ayyadurai Fran Drescher, 59, stepped out with her new boyfriend Shiva Ayyadurai, 49, at the premiere of Bridegroom at the Academy Motion Picture Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 15 Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images

Fran Drescher's email male! The actress has snatched herself a younger man -- who just so happens to be the inventor of email! The Happily Divorced actress stepped out with her new boyfriend, Shiva Ayyadurai, at the premiere of Bridegroom at the Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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Drescher, 56, and Ayyadurai, 49, were "very affectionate," an insider revealed to Us Weekly. At one point, the former Nanny star grabbed his hand and pulled him in close. "He [gave] her a kiss," the eyewitness added. "They [were] all smiles and [seemed] very into each other and very much in love."

Ayyadurai developed a full-scale emulation of a mail system he called "EMAIL" as a high school student in 1978 and copyrighted it in 1982. (Gizmodo published an article in March 2012 questioning the accuracy of these claims.)

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Drescher revealed that she loves to cook with the Indian-American scientist and they are currently throwing around ideas for a couple-themed Halloween costume. "I don't think we've decided yet but we know what we're doing. We've got some really good parties to go to and Iron & Wine, which is one of my favorite bands, is playing down at the Orpheum so we're gonna be doing all that," the Queens native added. "I can't do anything but sexy so we gotta work along those lines."

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Drescher revealed in November 2012 that dating a younger man doesn't bother her at all -- in fact, she actually prefers it. "[I've] got a lot of energy and a lot of contemporary taste in music or whatever, so I have more in common with guys who are younger," she told HuffPost Live. "I'm trying to keep it within ten years now. Definitely younger." 

Drescher was married to her high school sweetheart Peter Marc Jacobson for 21 years until their divorce in 1999. In 2010, the exes confirmed that Jacobson is now an openly gay man, and the two continue to be the best of friends.

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