Shiva Ayyadurai, Fran Drescher’s new boyfriend really sends her. The 59-year-old Happily Divorced star hit the premiere of Bridegrooms last night in Beverly Hills on the arm of tech entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai, who supposedly came up with the term “email” when he was in high school in the late 1970s.
While he may not have actually invented electronic messaging as some versions of his career story suggest, the 49-year-old Ayyadurai does hold the copyright to the computer program known as “EMAIL,” per the Washington Post. Gizmodo then further picked apart Ayyadurai’s claims in a March 2012 article that referred to him as “the man who pretended to invent email.”
But his smiling date sure didn’t seem to be concerned about any computer-world controversy!