added: 23 Sep 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Tulisa Contostavlos has met "someone special", but insists the romance isn't "official" yet.
Tulisa Contostavlos has met "someone special".
The 'Young' singer - who embarked on a brief relationship with actor Jack O'Connell earlier this year following her split from N-Dubz bandmate Fazer - insists her new romance is not yet serious, she is "open" to finding love again.
She said: "There is someone special but it's early days. You could say I'm open to dating - but nothing official yet."
Earlier this year, Tulisa was devastated when an ex-boyfriend, Justin Edwards, released a sex tape of them, and the experience made her "isolate" herself from everyday life.
She told The Sun newspaper: "The last year has been really hard for me. There's so much attention on you all the time, which can be difficult to deal with, and I started to isolate myself - I stopped doing normal things like going to the shops or to the pub because I worried about being around people.
"The only way I could blow off steam was to go out with my friends and a load of security and get hammered. That does work and I spent a few months doing it but I can't cope with the hangovers any more."
The blonde beauty has realised she can't live that way forever and is making changes to her life.
She added: "Sometimes it's not worth the hangover and you can't live your life constantly surrounded by security. So I've made a pact with myself to stop living that way. I'm just going to go back to doing things the way I did before and not worry."