"But since then, things have moved on.” So why haven't Scherzinger - who split from Lewis Hamilton a few weeks ago, following an up-and-down four years - and Jones gone public?
A certain British producer, the mole says: “They can’t go public until they get the okay from Simon." And we all know how difficult it can be to receive words of encouragement from Simon Cowell.
However a spokeswoman for Scherzinger is singing a different tune, saying, "Nicole is not dating Steve." Still, a hookup between Scherzinger and Jones isn't entirely out of the question.
"From the beginning, ‘X Factor’ executives encouraged Nicole and Steve to build their chemistry, and get to know each other better over drinks," an insider told the magazine, adding Scherzinger, 33, and 34-year-old Jones immediately hit it off.
Now the two "can't go public until they get the OK from Simon [Cowell]," continued the insider.
The spokesperson explained, “The suggestion that Steve and Nicole are romantically involved is pure fiction.
They are friends, that’s it.” While a spokeswoman for Nicole Scherzinger also denied the rumours, she added, “Nicole is not dating Steve.” Nicole Scherzinger only recently split up from her long term boyfriend, Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton and it did seem a bit soon to be moving on.
"I have always wanted Steve to work with us; I think he is a real star.
She is gorgeous and super-talented." Scherzinger has been rumored as a host for weeks, while Jones' selection comes as a bit of a surprise.executives encouraged Nicole and Steve to build their chemistry, and get to know each other better over drinks," the insider claims.Now it has been put straight, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones are not dating."These two are going to be great together," series creator Simon Cowell said of the choices.
Is “X Factor” judge Nicole Scherzinger singing host Steve Jones' praises?According to British tabloid Heat, the two have been getting cozy behind the scenes of their hit Fox talent competition.