Lothario James Gooding is following in the footsteps of his pop star ex-girlfriend KYLIE MINOGUE - by finding himself a French love.

Just weeks after the CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD vixen started dating French hunk Olivier Martinez, the model has found himself his own gallic companion.

Gooding - who met his beau while filming a TV show in Paris - has been on several dinner dates with the unknown stunner, according to Britain's DAILY MIRROR newspaper.

An insider says, "He talks about her all the time - when he's not talking about Kylie."