NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- CBS 2 has learned Eliot Spitzer, the former governor known as the "love gov," has a new girlfriend.
Sources told CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer that Spitzer has been dating Lis Smith, who is currently the spokeswoman for mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.
The pair met when Smith joined Spitzer's failed campaign for comptroller.
Spitzer had to resign as governor in 2008, after it was revealed he was "client-9" in the Emperor VIP Club call girl ring.
Spitzer apparently is still married to wife Silda, who stood by him through the prostitution scandal. But they have been living apart for a time.
The Spitzer camp released a statement Sunday night, reading, "Lis Smith is a friend of Eliot's and he holds her in high regard."
Smith did not return calls for comment.
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