ROME -- The mystery surrounding the relationship between the

captain of the doomed Costa Concordia and a Moldovan woman seen

onboard with him took a new twist Wednesday when an Italian

magazine published a photo of the couple dining together on the French Riviera a month before the cruise liner ran aground.

The photo on the cover of "Chi" magazine showed Captain Francesco
Schettino and Domnica Cemortan, 25, sitting side-by-side, her
blonde hair brushing his shoulder as he held a platter of oysters aloft.