Sources close to the new couple tell us they first met at DJ Khaled's birthday party last month -- they are both mutual friends with Khaled and hit it off.
We're told the connection with Paul and Perla is so strong that they spent the holidays together and she has even introduced the Oscar winning music producer to her family.
In fact, they are so head over heels for each other, that Perla recently got a tattoo for a cousin who had passed away ... and Paul got the same tattoo!
The new couple also got each other "His and Hers" studded slip-on shoes for Christmas ... which may be more of a commitment than the tattoo.
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