Rush Hour director Brett Ratner has embarked on a romance with tennis ace Serena Williams.

Williams, 22, and 33-year-old Ratner were recently photographed kissing in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, but have not been forthcoming about their relationship.

But Ratner's pals have confirmed to America's STAR magazine that the two are an item.

A source says, "Serena is definitely Brett's girlfriend. This has been going on since at least February. He's in love with her and loves showering her with expensive jewellery, including earrings and watches."

Ratner was once engaged to actress Rebecca Gayheart.

11/06/2004 02:19