Reports that Jade Thirlwall is dating Jason Derulo quickly picked up after Little Mix's Jesy Nelson told The Sun during Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball: "[Jade's] got someone on the go. His name starts with a J... then a D." Jade added: "He's very hot. It's early days."
Jesy was sure to note the flirtation that went on during their performance, explaining: "He's so lovely. Really sweet. He gave Jade a little wink when we introduced him on stage. There's four of us but he looked to Jade and gave her a wink."
She even compared Jason to Nick Jonas, who has a crush on Jade, saying: "Jason's a bit more manly. Nick's a nice boy but Jason, I feel like he'd look after her. She's only little."
Jade added: "Yeah, he can pick me up!"
And, just like that, the gossip started to swirl.
Jade set the record straight, however, taking to Twitter to explain: "Guyyyys I'm not dating anyone! Me and the girls were joking around...banter gone wrong!"
Guyyyys I'm not dating anyone! Me and the girls were joking around...banter gone wrong! 🙈😂 xxjadexx— Little Mix (@LittleMix) December 7, 2015