09 February 2019 04:32
Get the biggest celebs stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Like a fair percentage of the UK's heterosexual men, former England star Jamie Redknapp would quite like to date Nicole Scherzinger. With Valentine's Day coming up, the 45-year old Sky Sports pundit has been looking around for someone to spend some romantic time with and his eye has, not unreasonably, settled on newly-single Nicole. Nicole was until recently dating Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov but the couple broke up earlier this week – reportedly because Nicole was unhappy at Grigor's closeness with his ex Maria Sharapova. And according to The Sun, Jamie has seen his opportunity and set out his stall early doors. Only, sadly, to be rebuffed.
The paper quotes a source as saying: "Since their split, he expressed an interest in dating her but the time isn't right for Nicole. "She is on a break from Grigor and she deserves an amazing man, but she's focusing on herself and her career." (Image: Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Splash News / SplashNews.com) Prior to meeting Grigor, Nicole dated British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton - although theirs was a tempestuous relationship that saw a number of break-ups and make-ups over its eight-year course. (Image: AFP/Getty Images) Jamie was of course married to Louise Redknapp, née Nurding, for nineteen years and they have two children together: sons Charley and Beau. The couple are still on good terms, and Louise describes Jamie as still her "best friend." (Image: Dave Benett/Getty Images) Currently single, Jamie hasn't wanted for attention. Inbetweeners star Emily Atack reportedly set her cap at him after meeting his dad Harry on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of here.
A pal revealed: "Jamie has been very keen on Nicole but would never have tried it on when she was with Grigor. Getty Images - Getty 8 Jamie Redknapp has been interested in Nicole ever since he found out she was single Splash News 8 Nicole Scherzinger dated Grigor Dimitrov for three and a half years Getty Images - Getty 8 Jamie Redknapp and Nicole Scherzinger met on TV quiz show A League of Their Own in 2016 Getty - Contributor 8 Nicole also had a seven-year relationship with F1 ace Lewis Hamilton Ex-Pussycat Doll Nicole started dating Grigor in 2015 but their relationship has often been strained. They put on a loved-up display in the South of France last summer but have barely been seen together since. MOST READ IN BIZARRE Exclusive LOVE EYEFUL Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham make up with raunchy romp in view of passers-by GREGG OFF GROG MasterChef's Gregg Wallace, 54, buff after losing 3st and may quit booze too TAKEN BY DEMONS Liam Neeson's violent, tragic life including wife's death and addictions Exclusive PRICE FALLS Katie Price hits new low with nude shoot in desperate bid to avoid bankruptcy Exclusive AD ENOUGH Love Island's Zara & Adam on rocks over his wild partying with Insta model Exclusive BAD BLOOD? Laura Anderson slams ex Paul Knops for 'using her for fame' Nicole, who had a seven-year relationship with F1 ace Lewis Hamilton, 34, met Jamie on TV quiz show A League of Their Own in 2016. He finalised his divorce in 2018 from Strictly star Louise Redknapp, 44, after 19 years of marriage. A representative for Jamie declined to comment. Louise Redknapp admits ex Jamie is still her 'best friend' after 'really tough' divorce The ex-footballer was said to be "pursuing" her Jamie Redknapp has apparently been trying to get a date with Nicole Scherzinger – but she's having none of it. The UK Sun are reporting that the newly single singer, who split from tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov just recently, "turned down" advances from Jamie. "Jamie has been very keen on Nicole but would never have tried it on when she was with Grigor," a source told the paper. "Since their split, he expressed an interest in dating her but the time isn't right for Nicole. She is on a break from Grigor and she deserves an amazing man, but she's focusing on herself and her career." Nicole famously had a seven-year relationship with F1 ace Lewis Hamilton, and apparently, she didn't rule out Jamie forever. "They would make a lovely couple so who knows what will happen in the future." It comes after Jamie's ex Louise admitted their split has been "really tough".