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Charlotte Church's date permission

Charlotte Church has revealed she asked Gavin Henson's permission to date new boyfriend Jonathan Powell.

The 24-year-old singer has two children Ruby, three, and Dexter, 20 months, with the rugby player and Strictly Come Dancing contestant - but they split in May and she has since begun seeing fellow musician Jonathan.

Charlotte told Heat magazine: "I'd been writing with Johnny for a while, but it was a good couple of months after me and Gav split. I kind of asked Gav's permission in a way. I said to him, 'I really want you to know that nothing ever went on between me and Johnny while we were still together.'

"Johnny had a girlfriend when we were first working together, and I had Gav. And I'm not that type of person. I hadn't really noticed any feelings [towards Johnny] at that point. When I'm a taken woman, I'm a taken woman - that's the way I see things. And I've still got a lot of love and respect for Gav."

Charlotte said she is enjoying her relationship with Jonathan, but she is cautious about taking things too fast.

She said: "Johnny's amazing and brilliant, but it's early days and the split with Gav is still raw."

Asked if it's love, Charlotte replied: "I wouldn't say that it wasn't, but then I wouldn't say that it was. I wouldn't want everyone to know if it was or it wasn't. You have to keep something back for yourself."

Speaking about him meeting her children, she said: "They're a bit young at the moment. They've met him a few times and they seem to like him, but I'm quite cautious."

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