One Direction Liam Payne dating Leona Lewis two weeks after splitting with girlfriend
By: Amy Andrews | Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 9:03 AM | Updated Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 9:03 AM
|One Direction's Liam Payne|
The ‘One Direction’ star - who split from his girlfriend of two years Danielle Peazer just two weeks ago - is said to be already “loved-up” with the ‘Trouble’ singer after two dates.
A source close to Liam told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: “He is ¬really excited about how things are going with Leona.
“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.”
The 19-year-old heartthrob has admitted on several previous occasions that he holds a special place in his heart for the 27-year-old songstress.
He said: “My celebrity crush has gotta be Leona Lewis – everybody on my Twitter will know that. Love Leona.”
Leona originally dismissed the ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ singer’s public declarations of lust, saying: “He’s sweet. But they’re, like, two.”
But the ‘Collide’ singer later revealed the two had grown close after fans encouraged her to follow him on twitter.
Last September she said: “I met him and he is just the sweetest boy – he is so lovely, so I’m really pleased everyone got me to follow him.”
Now the pair are said to be completely smitten with one another after enjoying two romantic dates together over the past week.
Leona was reported to still be in a relationship with long-term boyfriend Dennis Jauch earlier this month but the according to the newspaper they also recently split after two years together.