Nick Carter's speculated romance with much-older model CHRISTY LANE has been confirmed - by 33-year-old beauty herself.

Carter, 23, has been dating Lane since meeting her at a boat race in Miami, Florida, in April (03).

Lane, a divorced mother of a seven-year-old girl, tells American tabloid the STAR, "At least Nick is going out with a real woman, not a little girl.

"I met his entire family. Except for his little brother AARON because he was on tour. They're all very nice people and don't seem to mind my age.

"I just love him."

08/08/2003 09:16