'X Factor' judge dating former United player

Tulisa is dating soccer star Danny Simpson.

The 'Young' singer - who has previously had relationships with her N-Dubz bandmate Fazer, DJ Adam Bailey and 'Skins' actor Jack O'Connell - was spotted enjoying dinner and drinks with the Newcastle United player in Manchester, England, on Tuesday after they were introduced to each other through a mutual friend.

A source said: "Danny is a good looking guy and completely Tulisa's type. After being set up by a mutual associate, they swapped numbers and recently started texting. They have a similar sense of humour and arranged their first date last week.

"Tulisa went up to Manchester on Tuesday to meet him for drinks in a hotel. It went well and they had a laugh."

After meeting up they began to follow each other on twitter, but they are both reportedly planning on taking their new relationship slowly.

The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Neither Danny or Tulisa are in any hurry to rush things, they both want to take it slowly. It is early days."

Danny recently broke up with girlfriend Stephanie, with who he has daughter Skye.

Tulisa was linked to former 'Shameless' actor Jody Latham earlier this month.

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