It turns out that it’s possible that Leona Lewis and Danielle Peazer knew each other before Liam Payne came into the picture – Peazer was reportedly a backup dancer for Lewis, so it’s not impossible that they were indeed friends beforehand. However, even if they were friends or even acquaintances, it’s unlikely they’ll be keeping in touch for much longer – after Payne broke up with Peazer two months ago, it is now being reported that he and Lewis are dating.
When Lewis has been asked about Payne in recent interviews [via Entertainmentwise], she plays coy and doesn’t answer whether they’re dating, but she does admit that they ‘hang out’. She’s said, “We're friends. We see each other whenever we can, but he's really busy and so am I. We've got a shared bond because of The X Factor. I always forget they were even on the show!”
Payne has also spoken up about Lewis, adding that she is his ‘celebrity crush’, saying, “I do have a crush on Leona, she's hot! I have met her. She's hot.”
It’s clear that Payne has always had a crush on Lewis, but is it possible that his relationship with Peazer overlapped with his relationship with Lewis. It hasn’t even been confirmed that he is indeed dating Lewis, but all the reports and rumors point to the fact that they are ‘hanging out’, if nothing else.