Nicole Scherzinger is rumored to be dating a very popular musician, and according to a source, she says they're so close because he's "the male version of her".
Scherzinger, who broke up with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton earlier this year, is reportedly dating Ed Sheeran, who is 13 years her junior. According to a source, the duo have been good friends for a long time and have been seeing a lot of each other lately.
"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. They're extremely close. Nicole says he is the male version of her," the source said.
Nicole and Lewis ended things in February, and she said that they made the decision together, but later reportedly decided that keeping things friendly wasn't healthy for either of them.
"Sometimes people stay in relationships because they get complacent, because it's comfortable for them, because they don't want to be alone," Nicole later said. "For me, what's helped me to get through this is I'm a quite spiritual person. It's grounded me, and I realize that I do have a great purpose in life. If relationships or people in your lives are meant to be, then they will come back around, but that shouldn't be what's holding you back."
Scherzinger and Sheeran have not commented on the rumors; both have been busy working on their music careers. Nicole left X Factor UK last year in order to spend more time doing what she loves, and said she was sad to leave the show.
“It breaks her heart, but Nicole is sad not to be able to go back to the show this year,” a source told The Sun. “She put her music career on hold last year but now she has to focus on her music.”