Liam Payne is rumoured to be stepping out with Leona Lewis.
The One Direction star, who was reported to have split from his dancer girlfriend Danielle Peazer last month, has been on a couple of dates with fellow X Factor star Leona in the last week and is said to be ‘really excited about how things are going’.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: “As soon as the chance came to ask her out he grabbed it – and they really enjoyed their dates together. Although they were in London they managed to stay out of the limelight and are really into each other.”
And a family source apparently revealed that Liam had always had a crush on Leona, saying: “Liam has never made any secret of his feelings for Leona. It hardly went down well last year with Danielle when he practically admitted he had a crush on her.
“Then earlier this summer Leona told how she enjoyed giving Liam advice about his career. It was all harmless fun at the time. But now Liam seems to have moved on to Leona.”
The insider added that the 19-year-old ‘is not at all bothered about the eight-year age gap’ between him and 27-year-old Leona.
Liam had been dating Danielle for two years before it was reported that they had split. Leona previously dated German Dennis Jauch for two years, but they have also apparently parted company.