Her modelling career has won her a huge army of fans.
In a You Tube video “Maeva the Muse” she pouts for the camera in shots around Paris, at one point wearing nothing but a skimpy white vest.
The source said: “Guys like Matt have been a huge support to David, and he’s delighted that he’s now found love with his friend Maeva.” Pin-up David and Coraline were married in 1991.
They have two grown-up children — son Andrea, 25, and 22-year-old daughter Carla, who is an internet star in France.
He was then rushed to hospital in Monaco, where he endured a six-hour quadruple bypass operation to clear blocked arteries.
The source revealed: “David feels he was given a second chance after this horrifying experience, and now he doesn’t care what other people think.
Ginola and his model mistress are lovestruck despite the 22-year age difference, it was claimed last night.
“I asked him if his wife had helped him through his ordeal but he changed the subject and moved on to talking about other things.
“While David briefly left us for a break during the interview I asked his agent if he was still with his wife and she said they were still together and I shouldn’t ask him any more questions.” Ginola, who is a successful TV football pundit for a range of media including BT Sport and CNN, is said to be “gloriously in love” with mum-of-one Maeva.
“It’s uncanny how Maeva looks just like Coraline when she started out with David in the 1990s.” The new romance comes after David vowed to “live life to the full” after a heart attack seven months ago nearly killed him.
It also follows an angry showdown when Maeva had tried to see him in hospital and Coraline demanded that she stay away.