Cheryl Cole has confirmed she had dinner with British rapper and former Grime MC, Wretch 32, after photographs emerged of the pair leaving London's trendy Le Caprice restaurant on Monday evening (June 11, 2012). The singer's personal life has been the subject of intense speculation since her split from Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole.
Cole has been linked to a string of men, including Will.I.AM, Chace Crawford and Derek Hough, though she appears to have confirmed her latest flame. Co-hosting Radio 1 Dj Greg James' afternoon show on Tuesday, Cheryl was forced to explain the paparazzi pictures of her and Wretch 32 - real name Jermaine Scott - coyly saying, "I was out for dinner with him". Of course, the meeting may have been strictly business, given that the pair teamed up for 'Screw You' - a track on Cole's new album 'A Million Lights' - though work on the track was complete months ago. The singer first aroused speculation of a romance when she tweeted, "Fyi.. Wretch 32 is one of the nicest people I have met cute !!" earlier this month.
The rumours arise in the same week that Cole announced her first UK solo tour. She will begin her 'Million Lights Tour' at Belfast's Odyssey Arena on October 3, 2012, before finishing in her home city of Newcastle on October 17.