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Supermodel Elle Macpherson linked to controversial anti-vaccine doctor

Supermodel Elle Macpherson [right] is seen together with the controversial doctor Andrew Wakefield [right].

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Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson is reportedly dating a controversial doctor Andrew Wakefield, who has come under the microscope for his study that linked vaccines to autism.

Macpherson, 54, was spotted last week kissing Andrew Wakefield in Miami, just a year after her divorce from Jeffrey Soffer. The supermodel and Soffer, a billionaire, broke up after almost four years of marriage in June 2017.

The two “have been dating for a while and seems to have much in common,” a source told People.

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The two both have an interest in the “alternative health practices,” the source told the magazine.

“Both are interested in alternative health practices and nutrition, and a kind of buck the norm to their own idea,” the source said. “They agree on many health and nutrition problems. But he is not so well known in the vicinity of Miami.”

The source said Wakefield was married for many years before they, along with Macpherson.

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“Elle swept him off his feet after they met at a business convention last year,” the source said. “They have things low-key, but the romance is not new.”

Wakefield, 61, came under fire after his study in 1998 indicated that the combined measles, mumps and rubella (mmr) vaccine was connected with autism. However, an investigation found Wakefield and his colleagues had altered facts about patients in their study. Wakefield was stripped of his right to practice medicine in the United Kingdom. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined in a study in 2013 that there was “no link between vaccines and autism.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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