May 9, 2021

Tarantella Berlin

Specialists in law

Society abuzz as surgeon scion and Saudi billion-heir dating

Society is abuzz with the news that Danny Baker Jr., scion of Uptown’s favorite plastic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Baker, is “hot and heavy” with Petra Khashoggi, the adopted daughter of colorful Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi and illegitimate daughter of former British MP Jonathan Aitken.

“They were childhood friends,” said a social spy, “but I heard they’ve been together for months now. Love in the time of Corona.”

Baker Jr. previously dated supermodel Sophie Dahl for four years, until they broke up in 2007.

Reached for comment, Petra told us, “Yes, Danny and I are together. We both feel very fortunate to have reconnected during these trying times. Onwards and upwards!”

Dr. Baker was once married to ’80s It Girl Nina Griscom, and a slew of A-Listers have been spotted at his offices.

Petra’s mother, Soraya Khashoggi, gave birth to her in 1979, and Adnan brought her up as his daughter. But a 1999 DNA test revealed that she was actually the daughter of Aitken, a British politician who was jailed for perjury. She first met him at the age of 18.

The Guardian newspaper reported at the time, “Soraya had a well-publicized affair with Aitken before he married his wife in the late ’70s.”

When Aitken had life-saving surgery earlier this year, Petra wrote a “loving tribute” to him in the Daily Mail.

She wrote, “He is often called a ‘disgraced’ former MP but I have only known him on his road to redemption and all I see is Grace. Maybe that word can be replaced with ‘Redeemed’, or even better, ‘Resurrected’.”