London: Canadian singer Bryan Adams` relationship with his pregnant PA, and claims of him having a long-term girlfriend has come into the limelight.
As Adams, 51, announced to his fans that he is expecting a baby with his personal assistant Alicia Grimaldi, 31, in May, the rumour that he has been dating another woman for the past two years intensified.
"Alicia Grimaldi and I are expecting a baby. She helped me start my foundation years ago and it looks like she`ll be running the family now," a daily quoted him as saying.
Antonia Harrison, 35, an advertising executive, who is said to have been in a long-term relationship with the singer, refused to divulge any information about Adams` relationship with Grimaldi.
"I don’t want to talk about it at the moment," she stated.
She and Adams are said to have enjoyed weekends together at his 2.4 million pounds home in Chelsea, South-West London, and were frequently spotted at the Painted Heron, a smart Indian restaurant on Cheyne Walk.
They had also shared dinners at La Famiglia, where Princess Diana, who was close to the singer, was a regular.
A friend in Harrison`s circle said they considered the pair an item, although they stressed that both were "very discreet" about the romance.
And another source confirmed last night that Adams and Harrison, nicknamed ``Tooty`` by friends, had been in a relationship.
Grimaldi, a 31-year-old Cambridge graduate, met the singer in 2004, when she helped him set up the Bryan Adams Foundation.
The couple have avoided being seen together at public events, however, they are now said to be sharing his Chelsea home.
Grimaldi`s father, who is Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, said that he and his wife regarded their daughter’s pregnancy as "fantastic news".
"It will be our first grandchild and, of course, we are all delighted for Alicia and Bryan. I have met Bryan many, many times. He obviously has a huge fan club, me included. They are both very excited," he said.