Ed Sheeran and Nicole Scherzinger are reportedly dating after being spotted together in several occasions.
Sheeran and Scherzinger started dating after she told him that his songs has helped her recover after breaking up with long-time boyfriend, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, according to Telegraph.
The former “Pussycat Doll” singer and Hamilton ended their on-and-off relationship in February allegedly over his refusal to settle down. Sheeran, on the other hand, broke up with Athina Andrelos in March, Inquistr reported.
Scherzinger, 37, and 24-year-old Sheeran have been friends for some time now.
“As far as he’s concerned they were in the early stages of dating and he’s been open about it with close friends and colleagues. It may not develop beyond those dates but they’re definitely tight,” Ed’s friend told Telegraph.
The site also quoted a friend of Scherzinger as saying, “They’re extremely close. Nicole says he is the male version of her.”
Last month, the American singer posted a photo of her and Ed on Instagram. Nicole captioned it, “Okay okay you win @edsheeran, you’re taller.”
Three days later, Sheeran took Scherzinger for a date at a pub in his home town of Framlingham, in Suffolk, The Sun reported. They were spotted having a drink in the local pub, it added. The Sun also quoted Nicole’s friend saying, “She loved it because, as she put it, it was ‘so real’. She kept saying that.”
Ed also invited Nicole backstage when he performed a record-breaking three consecutive shows at Wembley Arena last month, Telegraph wrote.
According to Inquistr, she also dedicated the song “Don’t Cha” to the British musician during a performance in Hollywood on July 27, saying: “This is for you, Ed”, that further prompted speculation of a blooming romance between the two.
Now Magazine said Sheeran, on the other hand, has written lyrics dedicated to the former “X Factor” judge.