London: Cheryl Cole has found herself a new man in Los Angeles-based producer Patrizio Pigliapoco.
The 28-year-old pop queen has largely been single since splitting from her footballer husband Ashley Cole last year.
According to reports, the Girls Aloud member is head over heels for 21-year-old Pigliapoco, who has been helping her mastermind her career in America.
The former X Factor judge has been spending a lot of time in the States as she works on her next solo project, the Daily Star revealed.
After spending many late night sessions recording with Pigliapoco in Los Angeles the pair have reportedly grown close.
“Cheryl and Patrizio have been together 24/7. They have really become inseparable,” the Daily Mail quoted a source as telling the publication.
“After a lot of near-misses when it comes to blokes, Cheryl hopes this one could be the real thing.
“They have loved their late night sessions in the studio, just the two of them.
“They’ve rarely been apart and have genuinely fallen for each other.
“Cheryl really adores Patrizio – she loves his carefree attitude to working and to life, and can’t wait to see him again,” the source said.
And it appears the feeling is mutual as the producer, who is seven years younger than the beauty, freely admits he finds the singer “gorgeous”.
He told the Sun that they bonded over her teaching him and his American pals English swear words.
“She’s really funny. She was talking about w*****s and we didn’t know what it meant,” Pigliapoco said.
“She was laughing. The funniest thing was trying to get her to go into detail, because she was trying to be ladylike. Then we got it!’
“When I met her I thought, ‘Oh my God, she’s gorgeous!’ I think she’s great. She’s got swag, that’s the word here.
Patrizio is ecstatic he has had the opportunity to meet the stunner.
“Everything happened so fast. Four months ago I was on tour with a group as an engineer and now I am spending nights with Cheryl Cole.
“I thought her ex-husband was crazy to cheat on a beautiful woman like her,” he added.