Church's rugby romance
09:30 19 February 2005
Charlotte Church is reportedly dating a Welsh rugby star who has been pursuing her for weeks.
The opera babe, who split from boyfriend Kyle Johnson on Monday (14.02.05), is reportedly already smitten with sports heartthrob Gavin Henson after the couple shared a romantic first date together earlier this week.
A friend of Gavin's revealed: "They're really trying to keep it quiet, but he really likes her.
"But both she and Gavin are happy and looking forward to seeing each other again in the near future."
The 23-year-old rugby star, who became a national hero after scoring a winning goal against England in the Six Nations competition last week, started his quest to snare the Voice of an Angel beauty at an exclusive post-match function more than three months ago.
Charlotte, who was accompanied at the bash by her step-father and mother, Maria, rejected his advances because she was still dating trainee hotel manager Kyle.
However, the stunning 18-year-old singer later told pals she thought her new admirer was "cute" after he convinced her mother to pass on his details.
The pair now look set to develop their relationship after being given the seal of approval by friends.
One said: "It's very early days so who knows where it will lead."
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