Liam and Leona have gone out for drinks together
The singer met up for a drink with Liam, 19, a couple of times last week and says this wasn’t a move by her PR team to promote her new album Glassheart.
‘I don’t do PR stunts. It’s not my style. I don’t need to do that. I haven’t denied it or said it’s not true,’ says Leona, 27.
‘I just haven’t commented. I don’t talk about my personal life. I think I’ve learnt from my previous relationships to basically keep my mouth shut.’
Leona – who recently ended her 2-year relationship with German dancer Dennis Jauch – met Liam when she gave him and his band mates some career advice.
She only has praise for the 1D star.
‘He is a really sweet, lovely guy. I’m a fan of One Direction,’ Leona tells the Daily Mirror.
‘We have been friends for a year and a half.’
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