James Middleton’s new girlfriend is ‘a French financial analyst based in London’

James Middleton shares the PDA with a new girl in Saint Barts

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about Pippa Middleton’s bounceback body, it looks like James Middleton has a new girlfriend. James Middleton is absolutely the Rob Kardashian of the Middletons – he doesn’t have a skill set, he’s not employable, and he wastes tons of money. I actually think James might be a tad worse than Rob, because I’m not aware of Rob blowing through millions of dollars in other people’s investment through bad management of a marshmallow company. As we learned last year, James likely shuttered Boomf after it lost (literally) millions of dollars/pounds/Euros. James now works as a tour guide/host at his brother-in-law’s Scottish estate. No, not Prince William. Terribly Moderately Wealthy James Matthews gave James Middleton a job, and this was after TMW James invested in Boomf.

Honestly, I would be embarrassed to be such a leech on my in-law, but here’s James Middleton, bringing his new girlfriend on what was likely an all-expenses-paid vacation with the Matthews family. So who IS this new girlfriend, his first since the on-and-off drama with Donna Air? Well, thankfully, someone organized a big rollout for this woman.

Will Kate Middleton be attending another family wedding in the near future? James Middleton, the royal mom’s 31-year-old brother, brought along Alizee Thevenet, a French financial analyst based in London, to his family vacation to St. Barts. The pair were spotted enjoying the sunshine, with James wearing bright blue swim trucks while Thevenet sported a one-piece bathing suit with blue and white stripes.

“I had the chance to grew up in six different countries: Germany, Indonesia, Chile, France, Belgium and England,” Thevenet says on her LinkedIn profile, in which she describes herself as having a “multinational background.”

This isn’t the first time James, the CEO of personalized marshmallow business Boomf, and Thevenet have been out together. On Dec. 4, she accompanied Kate’s younger brother to the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund’s Christmas Carol Service at St. Luke’s Church. Thevenet hid her face from cameras as they exited the service, at which Meghan Markle gave a reading from the poem “Our Deepest Fear” by Marianne Williamson.

[From People]

“James, the CEO of personalized marshmallow business Boomf” sounds a lot better than “James, failed businessman who ran several businesses into the ground, who now works as a tour guide on his brother-in-law’s family estate.” I feel like Carole Middleton has worked her magic on Kate and Pippa and now Carole is trying to make James happen in a bigger way. Will Alizee get it done? With a more European lady on his arm, will James get paid to attend other international events for no reason? Will his appearance fee go up?

James Middleton shares the PDA with a new girl in Saint Barts

James Middleton shares the PDA with a new girl in Saint Barts

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  1. Scal says:

    Carol and George were there to right? So it was really a Middleton holiday that happens to be at James’ family resort. Bringing a girlfriend to a family event still feels weird when they’ve only been dating a short time.

  2. Malcolm H. says:

    He sort of has weird stubby legs..

    • bros says:

      they all have relatively short legs compared to torso. it’s the middleton ratio. The GF is built the same too.

      • TyrantDestroyed says:

        It’s funny how it was the same thing I noticed too: Alizee has a very similar body type to the Middleton’s sisters.

  3. Renee2 says:

    I feel like James doesn’t resemble either of his parents, or siblings for that matter but I guess that does happen in families.

    • Chrissy says:

      Without a beard James and Kate look like siblings. I think it’s his beard that makes it hard to see any resemblance. OT but I think James likes the beard because it makes him look so much like Czar Nicholas and his cousin George V. Another Climber!

  4. jessamine says:

    I gotta say … we are well beyond the age when a family member marrying a royal meant everyone tangentially related got a living/peerage/estate/stipend/whatever and we are *not quite yet* at the gender equality tipping point where unaccomplished social-climbing men have a vast buffet of wealthy women to latch onto and trophy husband … so how exactly did James see his life trajectory going?

    • dlc says:

      I think maybe as a financial analyst she may make quite a bit of money. So maybe he’s looking to marry up and shes looking to capitalize on his royal connections?

  5. Digital Unicorn says:

    Ah the start of the Middleton’s ‘Get Prince Marshmallow Married Off’ PR campaign has begun – poor girl has no idea what she’s let herself in for. There is a re-branding of James coming right up – going from failed businessman to global event host for hire?!?!

    If anyone thinks that these pap shots were not setup in a private (and exclusive) resort that markets itself for those types who want a bit of privacy I have a bridge to sell you…

  6. Zabar says:

    Mama Middleton is probably reviewing her 12 page plan of action for James as we speak.

  7. Starryfish29 says:

    Everything about the Middleton family cactuon photos has been been hilariously obvious in its staging. The Middletons have decided that they’d like some attention again.

  8. bros says:

    Did you forget Rob Kardashian’s socks company??
    this GF has the EXACT same body type as his sisters do. creepy.

  9. Iknow says:

    I am still in awe that someone gave him millions of pounds to start a company that puts pictures on marshmallow. His mediocrity and grifter vibes just wafts off the screen.

  10. Chaine says:

    I’m curious how her name is pronounced? Is like like “Alice” or “Alyssa” or something else?

    • Originaltessa says:

      I think, Ah-lees or Ah-leez is the likely pronunciation if she’s French.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Not sure but i think its Ah-leez-eh – am sure a French speaker will correct me.

    • Megan says:

      Ah-le-zee, she is named after a type of wind.

      • Diplomanatee says:

        All correct. Alizée… I’d type it as Ah-Lee-Say

      • Carrie says:

        She’s named after wind…. his ex’s surname was literally Air.

        Life is funny sometimes.

        Anyway, I like that they all try to stick together even after marriages and kids. That’s what family is and how it should be. I’ve got no trouble with James or the Middleton’s or TMWJames and his family staying close. It’s a relief and some solidity and happiness after the chaotic royals. Not blaming the royals, but the Queens immediate family has always been hard on others and each other too. It’s been awful since, well, forever.

  11. Maria says:

    Three words that do not belong together: ‘Personalized Marshmallow Company’

  12. Tessa says:

    What am I missing here in terms of what is attracting her to him? Yes he has connections but that’s it apparently. She seems to have brains and looks and can probably have her pick. Must be his sparkling personality….

    • Megan says:

      He has connections to some of the wealthiest people in the UK. For someone who works in finance, that is extremely attractive.

    • minx says:

      I said this yesterday—he is presentable enough and connected enough that he will always get women.

    • Nic919 says:

      If she is a financial advisor I don’t see how being connected to James Middleton is going to help her. The rich aristocrats already have their financial advisors set up and have used them for years. You don’t just up and change because someone is connected to Kate’s brother. Actual financial acumen and judgment are any more important than social connections when it comes to investments. The financial sector is highly regulated as well so anyone who wants to protect their money wants an advisor who has spent time studying the hedge funds and economical trends instead of vacationing on a beach with a failed dilettante.

    • Carrie says:

      I was in finance. TMWJames is in finance. It’s a cutthroat industry and feelings, emotion, caring just doesn’t exist. I wouldn’t be surprised if TMWJames introduced or was how they crossed paths. And Middleton’s are emotionally close and caring. That would be a breath of fresh air and very appealing for her perhaps. All the other perks, the connections, would be gravy.

      They look affectionate and at ease together. I’m happy for them.

  13. Liz version 700 says:

    He really is the royal-adjacent Kardashian. Maybe he could start a company putting pictures on socks?

  14. Cee says:

    She looks like Cressida Bonas.

  15. Pandy says:

    I’d kill to look like that in a bikini lolll.

    • yiza says:

      This is what I’m here to say. Carry on.

      • Justwastingtime says:

        They look great but the last pic looked somehow photoshopped? Not saying they aren’t both gorgeous but the image seem to have that telltale waviness?

  16. Michel says:

    Sorry/not sorry, I think he’s hot. For one night.

  17. ZsaZsa Fierce says:

    Any ID on the bikini? Or a link to something similar? Thanks

  18. Matchy matchy swimwear. This looks like (is) a phoned-in photo op.