joss stoneJoss Stone is reportedly dating rapper Nelly.

Aside from a few rumoured flings, Joss has been largely single since splitting from long-term boyfriend Beau Dozier in 2005 and a source close to the singer told the Mirror that she sees possibilities with the star: “Joss and Nelly have been out on a few dates together.

“It’s early days but we haven’t seen Joss this happy in quite a long time.

“It’s great she has met someone as successful as she is and who understands the pressures being a performer can put on your life.

“And it helps that he is hot too - he is just her type.”

The source added that it’s perfect timing for Joss as she’s focusing on herself instead of her career at the moment: “Joss is determined to spend more time on herself this year, as it has been pretty whirlwind for her since she was 14.

“And if she has a little romance along the way who can blame her. She certainly deserves it.”