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Sandra Lee’s romance with fiancé Ben Youcef is ‘perfect’

Sandra Lee gushed about her romance with fiancé Ben Youcef, telling Page Six they are “perfect.”

“We are actually planning [summer vacation] right now,” she exclusively told Page Six at Clive Davis’ 90th birthday party Wednesday night. “We don’t know yet, we have all sorts of things that we want to do. We have a list so this summer we’re going to take out a couple of things on the list.”

Lee got engaged to Youcef, 43, an actor and producer, in August 2021, mere days after her ex-boyfriend, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.

The couple were first spotted together in the summer of 2021. They have been snapped smooching in Central Park and Paris, and Lee has confessed that she’s “shocked” she found love again.

Lee also told Page Six she’s doing “great” after struggling to recover from a hysterectomy last month.

She posted on Instagram that she was “so sick” and alternated between bouts of nausea and crying.

“Poor Ben didn’t know what to do — rubbing my back, holding my hair back when I was bent over the sink, trying to get me to drink or eat or anything,” she wrote at the time. “Was not an easy day for either of us.”

But Lee, 55, tells us she’s doing much better and is “glad” she did the surgery.

Sandra Lee and Clive Davis.
Lee was in town for music exec Clive Davis’ 90th birthday celebrations.
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“There’s a cloud that’s been lifted and everything is wonderful,” she explained, adding that she can’t wait to resume working out again but has had to wait until she’s six weeks post-op.

“As soon as I get home [to Los Angeles] from this trip I can start,” she enthused. “It’s going to make for a great summer.”

Lee, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, confesses that “it’s been a big seven years.

“I’m glad that it’s over,” she noted. “2015 was quite devastating but thank goodness that happened because I was able to arrest something in the early stages and I’m going to live a nice long healthy life.”

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