4 Words… Happy New Year Taio! Is Cheryl Cole seeing in 2012 with rumoured new beau Cruz
It”s no secret that 2011 hasn”t exactly been a year of love for Cheryl Cole.
But now the former X Factor judge looks set to embark on a New Year”s Eve adventure with Taio Cruz on her arm.
Despite Cruz, 28, initially denying a blossoming romance with the Geordie, the pair are preparing to raise their glasses together tonight in LA.
Ready to move on: Cheryl Cole is reportedly getting close to rapper Taio Cruz, cementing their romance with a New Year”s Eve date
According to reports, the Girls Aloud star, also 28, is set to attend an exclusive Los Angeles event with the Rokstarr as her date.
A source told OK: “Taio is starting tosort out his New Year”s Eve and if he”s performing, like he did last year, he wants to have fun with Cheryl.
“Taio is hoping to lay on a night to remember, as he and Cheryl have both had a tough 2011.
“He wants to have the best fun night, they”ll both be keen for 2012 to start.”
“Beautiful and caring”: Cheryl has told her friends how she feels about Cruz after collaborating with him for a second time
When reports surfaced last month that the pair were an item, Taio said: “Cheryl and I worked together in Los Angeles a few weeks ago – we got about three new songs done.
“I gave her one of my watches and took a photo of it, which seems to have spurred some weird rumours.”
While he offered no confirmation, he did admit he”d be the first to say yes if Cheryl everdid make a move.
He added: “I really wish I was dating Cheryl Cole, but I”m not.”
Theduo grew close while collaborating on the BRIT-nominee”s new album.
Cute couple: Now that Cheryl and Taio are both single they have begun looking at each other in a different light
And, despite being on speaking terms with ex-husband Ashley Cole, it seems the pop princess has finally decided to move on.
A friend of the Fight For This Love singer told Heat magazine: “Cheryl is ready to move onwards and upwards in her love life.”
Cruz first worked with Cole back in 2009 on her single Stand Up, which features on her debutalbum.
Lovers Taio tweeted this picture of Cheryl wearing one of his watches in October
But now they”re back in the studio and both single, the pair have reportedly been flirting with one another and have grown quite close.
“Taio is beautiful, caring and so amazing,” Cheryl has told friends. “He gives me the confidence I thought I”d lost. I”m clumsy and dippy around him.”
And it seems that the feeling is mutual as Taio posted a photo of Cheryl on his Twitter page in October wearing one of his Rokstarr watch designs.
Throwing compliments around: Taio referred to Cheryl as “gorgeous”
He tweeted the image with the caption: “The Gorgeous miss Cheryl Cole, Sporting her new Black and Gold RXTR “R1″ Watch.”
Cruz split with his long-term girlfriend, model Roxy Horner, this year so no doubt he”s seeing Cheryl in a different light to when they first collaborated.
But when he first met her, he still had only great things to say about her.
“She”s a lovely, lovely person,” he said.
“I”m proud to know her and have her in my phone book. She”s a cool girl.”
No more chances: Cheryl has made up her mind about her ex-footballer husband Ashley Cole and is no longer willing to give things a go