Nicole Scherzinger has supposedly moved on from her ex, 30-year-old Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton, with a much younger man—24-year-old Ed Sheeran. The former Pussycat Dolls singer has reportedly been spending more and more time with the British pop sensation and the duo bonded over their common love for music.
The Sun reports that Sheeran and 37-year-old Scherzinger are in the “early stages of dating.” The two have been friends for a while now, and since Scherzinger’s split from Hamilton, they have reportedly stepped things up.
Sources claim that the former X Factor judge turned to the Brit’s songs for comfort and she reached out to him—their connection has been on an upward spiral from there. Scherzinger was spotted backstage at his sold out Wembley Stadium gig this past July. Three days later, they were in Suffolk, Sheeran’s U.K. hometown, enjoying a drink at a local pub.
A so-called friend of the songstress reported that Scherzinger claims Sheeran is “a male version of her,” which is why they connect so well.
Meanwhile Sheeran split from his ex, Athina Andrelos, in March and has since been single—at least till now. However, it should be noted that Sheeran’s rep has denied the age gap relationship rumor, although Scherzinger’s camp has yet to comment on it.
Wootton, D., “Sheerzinger – EXCLUSIVE: Nicole’s on dates with Ed,” The Sun web site, August 8, 2015; http://goo.gl/yOLhza.