The Sunday Express quotes Taylor chum Debbie Reynolds as saying Taylor "has rebounded straight into the arms of a man -- and it's wonderful to see them together.
"Liz lives to be loved. For some stars, it's work, family, even shopping. But for Liz, romance has always been the driving force."
Life Style Extra reports Taylor says she's just friends with photographer Firooz Zahedi.
"We are not, have never been and will never be romantically involved. My private life and my plans, at this time remain private," Taylor said.