Delta Goodrem, 26, holding hands with Nick Jonas, 18, but where is his purity ring?
Delta Goodrem caught holding hands with teen heartthrob Nick Jonas… and where is his purity ring
10:05 PM on 16th May 2011
She announced her split from fianc Brian McFadden after six years together less than two months ago.
But it appears that Delta Goodrem, 26, is wasting no time in moving on.
The Australian singer has been pictured holding hands with Nick Jonas, 18, on a cinema date in West Hollywood.
Hot new couple: Nick Jonas and Delta Goodrem have been spotted holding hands after a cinema date in LA
Delta couldn”t stop smiling as the youngest Jonas brother – eight years her junior – led her through the parking lot of the Arclight Cinema.
Nick also sported a content smile, and didn”t bother releasing Delta”s hand when the pair were spotted by photographers.
The singer, who now has his own band Nick Jonas & The Administration, tweeted today, “I feel so blessed. Had a great weekend.”
Eagle-eyed Jonas Brothers fans have observed that Nick was not wearing his purity ring.
Working relationship: Nick, 18, and Delta, 26, have been working on tracks in the studio together this year
The brothers famously wear the rings on their left ring fingers to symbolise their “promise to God to stay pure until marriage.”
The pair have been spending a lot of time together in Los Angeles working on tracks for Delta”s upcoming album.
Noticeably absent: Nick”s famous purity ring was missing from his left hand
On March 5, three weeks before she announced her split from long-time love Brian, the singer tweeted a picture of the pair with their arms around each other in the studio with Jonas Brothers bass guitarist Greg Garbowsky.
“Loved creating with the incredibly talented @nickjonas and @greggarbo,” the Born To Try singer wrote.
Delta and Brian struck up a romance after recording their duet Almost Here in 2004.
Inthe cover sleeve of her album Delta in 2007, she wrote: “You made me believe again in life, love, music, and to be the best person and therefore the best artist I can be.
“Every dream I have, we”re standing side by side, we laugh, we sing, we cry.”
But the former Neighbours star and McFadden issued a joint statement on April 1 announcing they had ended their four-year engagement.
They said: ‘This decision has been made with a lot of soul searching from both parties with the realisation that they have grown apart.”
McFadden later took to his Twitter page, writing: ‘I love Delta and always will. She is one of God”s living angels. I thank her for giving me the best years of my life. Please give us time x.’
Promise: The Jonas brothers have famously worn purity rings (on Nick”s left hand) as a promise to “stay pure until marriage”
Split: The Australian singer announced the end of her engagement to Brian McFadden last month
McFadden drowned his sorrows over the split during a raucous night out in Dublin a fortnight later with Calum Best and a slew of scantily-clad women.
Before meeting Brian Delta dated tennis player Mark Mark Philippoussis.
She was left heartbroken when it was alleged he had cheated on her with Paris Hilton.
The claims emerged just as she released her comeback single Out Of The Blue, in which she sings about Mark”s love and support during her battle with Hodgkin”s lymphoma.
History repeating Delta fell for Brian when they worked together on their duet Almost Here in 2004
Fling: Nick was linked to his Les Miserables co-star Lucie Jones last year
Nick Jonas dated Miley Cyrus for 18 months in 2006 and 2007 and was linked to his Les Miserables co-stars Lucie Jones and Samantha Barks during his stint on the West End last year.
Delta has been in the US working on her fourth album since before hersplit with former Westlife singer McFadden and has been pictured entering meetings with CESD Talent Agency in LA.
The songstress is famous for pouring her heart into her lyrics, so it is likely her recent split will feature prominently in the new album, which she describes as “very raw.”
She told the Courier Mail in Australia last month: “I”m enjoying writing songs that are more stripped back.
Rising star: The Born To Try hitmaker, currently working on her fourth album, performed on US Dancing With The Stars last week
“I”ve done a 360 back to where I started, but hopefully it”s more evolved. I feel I”ve stepped up my game. I”m experimenting with different chord changes and different areas of music.
“I feel I can do anything on this album, I”m relishing that. I feel like the sky”s the limit but at the same time it”s very raw.”
Last week Delta stepped in at the last minute to cover for Adele on US Dancing With The Stars.
Delta belted out Carole King”s hit Natural Woman with just an hour”s rehearsal after the British singer pulled out of the performance becauseher voice was “knackered.”
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