THEY have been going out for more than a year but Cruz Beckham chose the bank holiday weekend to go public with his girlfriend.
The son of David and Victoria was seen getting cosy with a mystery brunette at Reading Festival at the weekend.
Sporting a blue and red jacket and jeans, he was seen holding her hand.
I can reveal his girlfriend is Bliss Chapman, who is already being followed by family members Romeo and Brooklyn, along with Brooklyn’s wife-to-be Nicola Peltz.
A source said: “Cruz and Bliss have been dating for just over a year.
“They’re really happy and had a great time at the weekend enjoying some live music at Reading. Beckham family fans have been closely monitoring social media to spot the couple and some had seen them in the crowd.”
Bliss is the daughter of celebrity nutritionist and former model Rosemary Ferguson and was Kate Moss’s bridesmaid at her wedding to Jamie Hince in 2011.
Rosemary is a family friend and has previously been seen partying with Victoria, including at a Vogue bash in February 2020.
Cruz is the latest Beckham to enter into a relationship.Golden Balls and Posh’s eldest son Brooklyn got engaged to actress Nicola last year and Romeo is shacked up with model Mia Regan.
The Beckham household is a happy place to be.
MIX TRIO SWEET ON NEW SINGLE
LITTLE MIX have announced the first song from upcoming album Between Us to celebrate their tenth anniversary.
They dressed up like Greek goddesses to promote Love (Sweet Love).
It is out on Friday and written by Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock with help from Mnek, Lauren Aquilina And Sakima.
Perrie Edwards, who recently gave birth to her first child, said: “We’ve loved being back in the studio this year working on new songs for the upcoming album and can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve cooked up.”
Leigh-Anne, who recently had twins, added: “We are so excited for Love (Sweet Love) to be the first single released from Between Us.
“We loved shooting the video for this song. It feels like a real moment and we can’t wait to share it.”
Bring on Friday.
THIEVES COLLARED BY RAG
RAG’N’BONE MAN and rock band Nothing But Thieves have linked up for a remix of his song Alone.
The singer said of the new track, out today: “Most singles I’ve released so far come with remixes and sometimes it’s a bit difficult to imagine what it’s going to be like, especially if it’s dance or drum and bass.
“With Alone, I felt like that wasn’t going to be possible and I had to think outside the box. I remember seeing Nothing But Thieves at some festivals previously and thinking how amazing they were. I love their sound.
“I think they’ve done a really interesting version of this song and it’s a real honour to have them on the track.”
RAPPER Jay Z has called his wife Beyonce “inspiring” in a rare chat.
He told Entertainment Tonight: “She’s super-detail- orientated, obviously, as you can see from her work.
“She’s an incredibly hard worker, super-talented, very inspiring.”
ALEX COOKS UP A FEAST
STARS including Myleene Klass, Simon Pegg and Matt And Emma Willis flocked to The Big Feastival for the best food and music served up the bank holiday weekend.
The three-day event, held on Blur bassist Alex James’ Cotswolds farm, featured big-name acts including Rag’n’bone Man, Ella Eyre, All Saints and Sigala.
And chefs including Gizzi Erskine and Chic’s drummer Ralph Rolle gave mouth-watering food demonstrations.
Fans watching Ralph’s set were also treated to a performance of David Bowie’s 1983 hit Let’s Dance while the ovens on stage baked his New York cookies.
Kaleb Cooper, star of Jeremy Clarkson’s Amazon Prime show Clarkson’s Farm, was also spotted mingling with the celebrity visitors, including Jeremy’s daughter Emily.
And Fearne Cotton was spied dancing and singing on the stage behind her husband Jesse Wood as he played the main stage with Reef.
Highlights of the long weekend also included Alex’s Cheese Hub, which gave some of the 20,000 revellers a chance to taste some of the rocker’s own produce.
Alex welcomed the crowds and said: “It’s been a funny old summer and a bit of a white-knuckle ride. But you’ve got to be sensible.
“If you’re double-jabbed and fit and healthy what have you got to worry about?
“If you’re 99 and have comorbidity, maybe stand at the back. This is what the future looks like now.”
DRAKE has at last revealed the release date of highly anticipated album Certified Lover Boy.
The One Dance rapper posted an update on Instagram, with a picture of pregnant women emojis, saying it will be out this Friday – nine months after it was supposed to be released.
It comes after his rival Kanye West dropped his latest record Donda on Sunday, although he says label Universal did it without his permission.
Zara’s pride and joy
WHILE Swedish singer Zara Larsson lit up Pride in Manchester in a colourful outfit and gloves over the bank holiday weekend, Liam Gallagher had his own special fashion accessory at the Reading Festival.
With his caning years long gone, it seems the only thing the former Oasis rocker puts up his nose these days is a Vicks inhaler.
He performed with one in his hooter, while shaking some maracas, at the festival that is meant to epitomise rock’n’roll edge. In fairness though, it was still a fantastic set.
It’s starting to feel that live music is properly back.
ALESHA DIXON has told of her regret dating “toxic” men – but says it has helped her have a healthy relationship.
She was married to So Solid Crew rapper Harvey for a year before splitting in 2006 when it was revealed he’d had an affair with singer Javine Hylton.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge said: “I wish I’d made a better choice, particularly with men. I’m not one of these people that’s like, ‘Oh, it was right at the time’. No, I was an idiot.”
Alesha married dancer Azuka Ononye in 2017 and the couple have two children.
She told Angela Scanlon’s Thanks A Million podcast: “The only thing I could be thankful for is that I’m in a place now in a relationship with somebody who I love.
“I don’t think I could be in the healthy relationship I’m in now had I not been through a couple of s***ty ones that really shaped me.”
BECKY’S BOOZE SNOOZE
HAVING needed months of recovery after vocal surgery at the start of the year, singer Becky Hill is doing everything by the book when it comes to performing – including giving up booze.
The former Voice star revealed she has ditched alcohol until November as her diary is packed with intimate shows and festivals before a nationwide tour.
In an exclusive chat, Becky said: “I’m not allowed to drink, I’m not allowed to smoke, I’m not allowed to have any sort of fun.
“These are all things I put on myself anyway, but I try to be as focused and sober as possible.”
Her debut album, Only Honest On The Weekend, is on course to finish high up in the Album Chart on Friday following its release last week.
And her gruelling vocal surgery means she is raring to perform her new tunes as much as possible.
She explained: “The one good thing that did come out of lockdown – there wasn’t many at all for the music industry – but one of them was having the time to recover from vocal surgery that I had needed for quite a long time.
“I could have carried on singing but it would have made touring a lot more expensive because it would have been one day on and one day off with time for recovery.
“I was constantly worried whether my voice would make it through an hour’s set.
“I had to do five days of silence after the operation. By day four I thought, ‘What have I done?’.
“I remember having my first session with my speech therapist after-wards where I could physically talk and I said, ‘I have regretted doing this’, but I’m so glad I did.
“I didn’t sing for four months. I built up speak- ing incrementally every week to being able to speak properly and now I’m eight months post op and my life has been transformed.”
Her lockdown was far more productive than mine.