Britney’s A-list dinner date

Britney's new dinner date? Mel Gibson

Nothing is impossible in the unique world of Britney Spears – not even a dinner date with veteran actor Mel Gibson.

After enjoying a morning visit from her sons Sean Preston and Jayden, Spears ended the day at a Russian restaurant for a dinner meeting with Mel.

The actor and the singer – once neighbours in a lavish Malibu community – were part of a two-hour group dinner at the Romanov restaurant Studio City on Saturday.

‘It was exciting to have both of them here together,’ says one restaurant source. ‘We heard they hit it off and that Britney seemed excited.’

Spears arrived at the Romanov restaurant with her friend Victoria. Gibson, accompanied by a few friends, soon joined them in the restaurant’s private dining room, which features a 24-karat gold leaf ceiling, an ornate fireplace and a library stocked with literary classics like Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. For two hours the group dined on filet mignon and Russian specialties, and steered clear of alcohol, sticking to water and soft drinks instead.

Britney left the restaurant and headed home at about 8.15pm ‘looking happy’, says an observer, ‘so it seems the meeting went well’.

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