One Direction singer Liam Payne spending time with 'beautiful' Leona Lewis after Danielle Peazer split
'To call it dating at the moment is a little far down the line,' a source tells Metro.
'They've seen each other a few times.'
Liam, 19, has previously admitted to having a crush on Leona and called her 'beautiful' during an interview last year.
Leona - who's thought to have recently ended her 2-year relationship with German boyfriend Dennis Jauch - became friendly with the 1D boys when she gave them some career advice in summer.
'It was all harmless fun at the time. But now Liam seems to have moved on to Leona,' an insider tells the Sunday Mirror.
'He is not at all bothered about the 8-year age gap.'
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