Lana Del Rey is dating an Italian photographer.

The 'Young and Beautiful' hitmaker has been spotted on a number of dates with Francesco Carrozzini in both Los Angeles and New York this month, and friends believe their new romance is already getting serious.

A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: ''She came off her tour to see him in New York. Even his ex girlfriend, Katherine Keating, knows they're a couple.''

However, the news that Lana has a new boyfriend may not go down well with her former lover Barrie-James O'Neill, whom she recently announced she'd split from, as he has insisted he and the singer are still together.

He said earlier this week: ''It's not over. It's not over. Don't believe what you read, it's not over. It's just stories, bedtime stories.''

The Nightmare Boy star also revealed that he and Lana, 28, are still working on new music together and praised her new album, 'Ultraviolence.'

He said: ''We have done for a long time... 'Ultraviolence' is ultra good.''

Lana claimed in an interview last week that she and Barrie-James, whom she first began dating in 2011, had split because she wanted to feel ''free,'' but hinted they might get back together again.

She said: ''We are currently not together. He is a wonderful person. But there are some things with which he has to deal. I will not explain it in detail. This was hard on our relationship, I no longer felt free. We'll see how it goes.''