AUSTRALIAN model Kristy Hinze says she was instantly attracted to her 63-year-old boyfriend, Texan billionaire Jim Clark, by his intelligence.
The 27-year-old granddaughter of the late Queensland politician Russ Hinze has been dating Mr Clark, the founder of Netscape, for two-and-a-half years.
The pair were tight-lipped about their relationship until now, but Hinze has told The Australian Women's Weekly she was instantly attracted to the thrice-married entrepreneur.
"I never thought I was going to date an older man when I first met him," Ms Hinze told the magazine, which is on sale tomorrow.
"To me, it was different to hang out with someone with something to say that was so interesting and important and who was truly, incredibly intelligent.
"He's handsome and has so much charisma - and he's so funny."
Ms Hinze is a former Sports Illustrated covergirl and recently became the face of fashion label Sportscraft.
The US press referred to her as the "Aussie Angel" when she and Mr Clark were spotted together during his divorce from former Forbes magazine reporter Nancy Rutter.
The couple have also been spied together relaxing on Mr Clark's yacht Athena, the largest privately-owned yacht in the world.
Ms Hinze said Mr Clark was a regular guy, despite being reportedly worth $US1.1 billion ($A1.2 billion).
"He's very normal and down to earth," she said.
"He's an incredible man and I just love him."
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