You’d think Katie Hill might want to stay off the dating scene for a hot second.
Beltway babble has been rumbling for some time that Hill — the California congresswoman who resigned in October when her “throuple” relationship with a younger female campaign staffer and her now-estranged husband spectacularly exploded — is dating . . . who else . . . a Playboy writer.
And Page Six is told that the rumors seemed to be confirmed when Hill, 32, surprised the political journo set by showing up to a Manhattan book party this week with the alleged Bunny beau, Alex Thomas, Playboy’s political correspondent out of DC.
“They arrived together, they were together all night, and they left together,” said a spy at the Upper East Side party for Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng’s book, “Sinking the Swamp.” Said another of Hill and Thomas, “They kept going outside to smoke together.”
But reached for comment, Thomas insisted that he and Hill are just pals and, in fact, they’d attended the bash with two other friends. Hill didn’t respond to our requests for comment.
Also at the party were CNN’s Brian Stelter, Oliver Darcy and Vicky Ward, and New York Times Styles reporter Taylor Lorenz.
When the Hill scandal first broke, and it was revealed that she, then-husband Kenny Heslep and 20-something aide Morgan Desjardins had been in a polyamorous threesome for a year, nude photos were leaked online, including one of a naked Hill brushing Desjardins’ hair.
Thomas defended Hill — who is now divorcing Heslep — online at the time, and even wrote that the National Republican Congressional Committee was “shopping around” the nude shots. The NRCC strongly denied this.
Hill, who called the photo leaks “revenge porn” and demanded that Capitol police investigate, then resigned amid a House investigation into her relationship with another, male staffer, her legislative director, Graham Kelly. She has denied this affair.
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