Little Mix singer Jade Thirwall seemed to confirm that she’s started dating Jason Derulo in a recent interview.

Jade Thirwall & Jason Derulo?

Jesy Nelson, one of Thirwall’s Little Mix bandmates, said “She’s got someone on the go. His name starts with a J … then a D,” to The Sun, adding, “He’s very hot. It’s early days.”

“He’s so lovely. Really sweet. He gave Jade a little wink when we introduced him on stage,” Nelson added, referring to their joint Jingle Bell Ball performance. “There’s four of us but he looked to Jade and gave her a wink.”

Nelson even weighed in on the reports that fellow pop star Nick Jonas might have a crush on Thirwall, suggesting that Derulo is better suited for her pal.

“Jason’s a bit more manly. Nick’s a nice boy but Jason, I feel like he’d look after her,” she said. “She’s only little.”

Thirwall seemed to confirm Nelson’s story about her romance with Derulo, acknowledging it was “early stages.” However, on Twitter Monday, Thirwall appeared to walk back the confirmation, calling it “banter gone wrong.”

“Guyyyys I’m not dating anyone!” Thirwall tweeted. “Me and the girls were joking around…banter gone wrong! ?? xxjadexx.”

While Thirwall and Derulo might not be dating, Derulo is featured on Little Mix’s new track “Secret Love Song.”

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