According to Heat magazine, the Girls Aloud star has had a crush on Cruz for ages, with reports suggesting that after her failed reunion with ex-hubby Ashley Cole: "Cheryl is ready to move onwards and upwards in her love life." Speaking of Taio, Chezza - who is thought to be working with the Dynamite hitmaker on her third solo album - is said to have told a friend: "Taio is beautiful, caring and so amazing. I'm completely clumsy and dippy around him." The pal explained Cheryl had refused to let anything happen between herself and Cruz while she was with Ashley, but now the pair are "smitten" with each other and are ready to give their relationship a go. A mate of Cole's told Heat: "Ashley doesn't know yet, but when he does find out, he'll go mental.He'll say it's a piss take - and that you don't do that to a mate.‘I gave her one of my watches and took a photo of it, which seems to have spurred some strange rumours.’ However, he indicated that if the ex-X Factor judge expressed an interest, he would be game, saying: ‘I really wish I was dating Cheryl Cole, but I’m not!’ Last month, Heat magazine reported that the pair were ‘smitten’ with each other, despite the fact that Taio is meant to be pals with Cheryl’s former husband.
He quickly landed a publishing deal at the age of 17 after a Def Jam A&R, who was dating one of Taio’s female friends, overheard one of Taio’s demos playing in the background whilst on a phone call to his girlfriend one fated evening.Smooth crooner, Taio Cruz reportedly formed a close bond with Cheryl when he began penning tracks for her in 2011.The couple set tongues wagging when Taio tweeted a picture of Cheryl wearing his watch during a late night recording session, however he quickly denied a romance adding that would love the chance to date the brunette beauty.A friend told the magazine: ‘Taio has told Cheryl how he feels. Born and bred in London, England, Jacob Taio Cruz (Pronounced as ‘Tie’ ‘O’) began his musical journey at a very early age.The current relationship status of Taio Cruz is not known.