Oooh! Tinie Tempah and Jessie J set tongues wagging as they keep close at the MOBO Awards 2014


It’s not just the stage Jessie J set on fire on Wednesday night – but Tinie Tempah‘s heart too by the looks of things.

The chart-topping pair set tongues wagging at the HTC MOBO Awards as they were inseparable and spent the whole night flirting. It comes just months after Jessie announced her bisexuality was ‘just a phase’ and she wants to ‘marry a man.’

Could that said man be Tinie?

Tinie, 25, looked smitten and he couldn’t keep his eyes off Jessie in her skimpy pants and bra on stage at Wembley Arena.

He spent the rest of the night flirting with the Bang, Bang singer – not leaving her side. And Jessie, 26, even introduced him to her mother.

Get in, Tinie!

Perhaps more tellingly, Tinie, 25 – who has been snapped on a date with Jessie before – told Now: ‘I’d love to settle down and have kids in a couple of years.’

The smiling star, whose usually surrounded by models, was being inundated by gorgeous celebs wanting to talk to him including Nicole Scherzinger, Tori Kelly, Lauren Pope, and Eve, but he only had eyes for Jessie.

We watched as ever the gentleman, Tinie wrapped his arm around her, leaving his seat to join her on Table 9, and Jessie always made sure his glass was topped up, pouring him champers as they giggled together.


Jessie, certainly justified her Best Female gong with her stunning opening performance, and she and Tinie were up on their feet grooving to Professor Green and Tori Kelly’s brilliant Lullaby.

Nominee Ed Sheeran was gutted he couldn’t be at the MOBOs because he had a gig in Nottingham that night.

But he was causing us all to swoon at the star-studded Xperia Access Q Awards earlier on Wednesday afternoon.

Ed, scooped Best Solo artist, and had us all welling up as he dedicated his award to his record label mentor from day one Taponeswa Mavunga. Even the Carling-swigging celebs including Ella Eyre and Kasabian gave him a standing ovation.

Ed told us at the swanky Grosvenor House bash afterwards: ‘Tapi’s just moved to South Africa and she’s my friend for life. I really miss her, she taught me everything and from day one when my first reviews came out and I was so angry because they were bad, she told me to stay calm and just be cool. Now they call me Ed Shizzle’, he laughed ‘I love it.’

‘I’m gutted I can’t be at the awards tonight but I’ll definitely be watching it later,’ he added.

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Sarah Tetteh