Oksana Grigorieva enjoyed a Valentine's Day lunch with 'close friend' Jimmy Hoyson, who has supported her through her custody battle with Mel Gibson.
The pair dined at Sweet Butter restaurant in Sherman Oaks, California and sat on the patio outside with salads and coffee.
Mel and Oksana split in April 2010 after he allegedly struck her whilst she was holding their child.
US website TMZ claims Mel was jealous of the close relationship Oksana has with Jimmy, a movie sound engineer.
Jimmy has stood by Oksana, 40, through several court appearances during the custody battle involving her daughter with Mel, two-year-old Lucia.
The dispute is ongoing, with both parties requesting sole physical custody with limited visitation.
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