Singer Leona Lewis has spoken out about so called Cougars (older women who date younger men), saying that she does not see anything wrong with it. Leona has been repeated linked to One Direction’s Liam Payne, who is eight years her junior but she says that the two are just good friends.
Lewis told Marie Claire, “We're just friends, we've got the same management. He's really sweet. There's nothing to talk about because we're not together, but it's weird how it's OK for men but for women it's like, 'What are you doing?' Why don't we try and empower each a bit more rather than nit-picking. It's great for women to go out with younger men.”
Leona also admitted that, while she likes being in a relationship, she is happy being single for now, “I definitely like being in a relationship but being single right now has taught me a lot - it doesn't matter who's in your life as long as you're good with yourself and can be alone. I found living alone really daunting at first,” she added.
Leona Lewis split up with her dancer boyfriend Dennis Jauch back in September after being together for two years. However, it was claimed recently that Leona and Dennis may be rekindling their romance after being seen in London together holding hands.