Their relationship ended years ago, but Hugh Grant still plays an important part in Elizabeth Hurley's life.
As a godfather to her son Damian and with a distinctly boyish energy about him the Bridget Jones's Diary star can be relied on to provide plenty of treats and excitement.
Which is why the youngster looked overjoyed to see him at Nice airport.
Not content to stay home and wait for the actor like the model-turned-businesswoman and her husband Arun Nayar, the eight-year-old accompanied an assistant to arrivals, smiling all over his face and positively skipping with happiness when they met.
The family is staying at the St Tropez villa belonging to Sir Elton John – another godfather – and there've been several sightings of Elizabeth looking picture-perfect as ever despite the heat.
Meanwhile, the glamorous mum has been updating followers on her holidays via Twitter.
"V nice lunch at Hotel du Cap – what a lot of memories from many insane stays during my past life", she wrote.
She added: "Nipped into Juan les Pins – another old haunt. Memory Lane is a dangerous street; you forget fights and remember the fun".
With Hugh, whom she dated all through her twenties, on hand, her nostalgia trip is likely to continue for a while yet.