Teen soprano Charlotte Church is planning to introduce new love KYLE JOHNSON to her protective mother MARIA at her 18th birthday party on Saturday (21FEB04).

The VOICE OF AN ANGEL singer is desperate to ensure the pair get on after a long-running feud marred her relationship with bad boy ex-love STEVEN JOHNSON.

But Maria, 38, is already worried over Charlotte's new relationship, fearing her $28 million (GBP16 million) fortune could be a motivation for an unscrupulous suitor.

However, Kyle - who works as a hotel manager in Charlotte's native Cardiff, Wales - already impressed the family by treating Charlotte to a lavish Valentine's Day dinner (14FEB04) at his own expense.

A source says, "She's made up with Maria now that Steven's shown what he's really like, and she's desperate for her mum to like Kyle.

"She thinks if he comes to her party and meets her family he might be accepted as her boyfriend. Kyle isn't like Steve - he's got a steady job, his own wages and wants to get on in his career.

"The last thing Charlotte wants is more rowing over a lad."

20/02/2004 17:12