Alexandra Burke has reportedly had a series of dates with goalkeeper Darren Randolph, despite her reluctance to date another footballer.
The singer, 32, split from former footballer Angus MacDonald in October after dating for 15 months.
And now, Alexandra is said to be taking things ‘incredibly slow’ with West Ham and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren, 34, with their romance “going very well” after they met last month. .
New romance? Alexandra Burke reportedly had a series of dates with goalkeeper Darren Randolph despite reluctance to date another footballer
The singer is believed to be helping the footballer decorate his mansion and even hired a chef to celebrate his 34th birthday earlier this week.
A source told The Sun: “We’re at the start and Alexandra has deliberately taken things incredibly slowly.
“They had a series of dates but couldn’t meet as much as they would have liked due to his busy work schedule and Covid restrictions.
Alexandra was extremely reluctant to date another footballer, but Darren is the nicest, down-to-earth guy – and incredibly charming. He exhausted her!
‘Take it slow’: Alexandra is reportedly taking things ‘incredibly slow’ with West Ham and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren, 34, pictured in 2019, after meeting last month
The source added that due to their busy schedules Alexandra is currently rehearsing for the upcoming West End Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat series, they are “super happy” to see each other when they can.
The Sun also claims that Alexandra posted a photo of Darren, who dated The Saturdays star Rochelle before marrying Marvin Humes in 2012, to her Instagram Story earlier this week for her birthday.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Alexandra and Darren for comment.
It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that the singer split from footballer boyfriend Angus MacDonald in October after 15 months of dating.
Split: The singer, 32, split from former footballer Angus MacDonald in October after dating for 15 months (pictured together in 2019)
At the time, the West End star deleted all traces of the footballer, 28, from Instagram, including photos of the couple enjoying birthdays and holidays together.
An insider confirmed to MailOnline that Alexandra and Angus had “separated amicably” and “remained good friends” despite their separation.
A source added: “Alexandra and Angus both have busy careers and it was difficult to see each other during the lockdown.
“It seemed like the best decision for them to cut the ties and for Alexandra it involved deleting all photos of them together from her Instagram. “
Charming: The singer is reportedly helping the footballer decorate his mansion and even hired a chef to celebrate his 34th birthday earlier this week
Alexandra went official with Angus in July 2019 in a now-deleted black-and-white post that was taken during a romantic meal.
The X Factor winner dated the sportsman following the breakdown of her engagement to Josh Ginnelly, whom she separated weeks earlier.
Alexandra supported Angus throughout her bowel cancer diagnosis; after he was confirmed to have the disease in August 2019.
After undergoing surgery to remove his entire bowel and have his stoma reversed, Angus was given the green light on Christmas 2019 and returned to football training in January 2020.
Ex: It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that the singer split from her footballer boyfriend Angus in October after 15 months of dating (pictured in happier times)
In an April interview last year, Angus credited Alexandra with helping him cope after he found out about the news.
He said: “The first person I spoke to was one of my best friends. It was a very emotional phone call – I don’t think I’ve ever cried with my friends before. I couldn’t get my words out.
“I spent the weekend with Alex and she knew something was wrong. On Saturday night, I broke down and broke the news to him.
“I would have preferred to take care of it alone and I didn’t want to disturb anyone but it was reassuring. I don’t know what I would have done without his support.
Former flame: Alexandra was in a relationship with ex-fiance Josh Ginnelly for three years before breaking up (pictured in 2017)
During their 15 months together, Alexandra and Angus vacationed in Dubai, Japan and Disneyland, with all photos of their previous trips now erased from social media.
In one post, Alexandra snuggled up to Angus wearing Minnie Mouse ears, while calling her boyfriend a “dreamer.”
Alexandra was previously in a relationship with ex-fiancé Josh for three years before going their separate ways.
The former Strictly star confirmed that she and Josh were engaged in 2018 when she shared a photo of her diamond ring on Instagram alongside the words, “I said yes! ”
Alexandra won The X Factor in 2008 after playing with Beyoncé in the final, and went on to win three UK No.1 singles.
Having also found success in musical theater, she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 and came in second.
Earlier this week, Alexandra revealed she was once told to ‘whiten her skin’ as she discussed her horrific experience of racism in Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s mighty BBC documentaire Race, Pop And Power.
Emotional: Earlier this week, Alexandra revealed that she was once told to ‘whiten her skin’ as she discussed her horrific experience with racism in the powerful BBC documentary Race, Pop And Power by Leigh- Anne Pinnock.