Ben Lyons is a film expert and interviews stars, covers red carpets and hits festivals for E! Online. He is also reportedly dating...

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The love life of Whitney Port has been a mystery, as it's never been shown on The Hills. But Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port's friend and co-worker, was recently seen hanging out with E! Online film critic Ben Lyons, at the L.A. club Opera on October 18 - and Us Weekly claims Lyons is Ms. Port's boyfriend.

"She was taking pictures and showing things on her Blackberry to Ben," says an onlooker at the club when LC and Ben were there. "She seemed to be really good friends with Ben Lyons, and in a good mood laughing with her friends."

Whitney Port and Ben Lyons: One hot couple!

We're happy for Whitney Port. We just love that girl. And it's nice - and even a little unusual - that Lauren Conrad really likes one of her friends' boyfriends!

Hey, it isn't always easy being LC, despite being a gorgeous Hollywood star. After being critical of Audrina Patridge's beau Justin-Bobby Brescia, coping with Jason Wahler's surprise engagement to Katja Decker-Sadowski, and the return of the infamous Lauren Conrad sex tape rumors, our girl could use a break!

Let's hope she finds it in Ben Lyons, Whitney Port's new man.