Not much is known about Alesha Dixon's long-term boyfriend Azuka Ononye and when the Britain's Got Talent judge was pregnant with the couple's child, she managed to keep her baby bump hidden for around six months. In a new interview, Alesha has made the rare move to speak about her family life and how she met her other half.
The couple started as friends ten years ago when Alesha was on the road for her music and Azuka was a dancer. "I was kind of playing hard to get for about a year," said the star during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.
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Alesha Dixon admitted she "played hard to get" for about a year
"And then I had the foot operation and I couldn't walk and he was literally sleeping on the floor looking after me every day," she said.
"I was just looking at him thinking, 'That is for better or for worse isn't it.' I looked a state, he was sleeping on the floor because I was on the couch, I couldn't even get up the stairs. If he can carry me to the toilet then he's a keeper."
Last September, the Breathe Slow singer hinted that she had secretly married, after referring to Azuka as her "husband" in an Instagram photo. But clarifying those reports, Alesha said he's only ever proposed "jokingly".
"I'm not in a rush to get married but I would definitely be open minded to it," said the singer
When asked if she would ever pop the question given this year's Leap Year, Alesha admitted: "I wouldn't rule out ever proposing to him. I'm not in a rush to get married but I would definitely be open minded to it – why not? Unless he's down on one knee with a ring then I'm not going to take him seriously."
Alesha gave birth to the couple's daughter Azura Sienna in 2013. She's been taken by surprise at her little girl's "Terrible Twos" stage.
The mum of Azura revealed her daughter is "quite musical"
"She slams the door behind her, she throws her toys out of the pram, the lot!" said Alesha."It's fascinating, I find it hilarious just watching the little character that she's already got."
"She is quite musical," the doting mum added. "She loves singing along to Adele, she's always playing the keyboard singing and she's quite good with the drums, it's lovely to see. One day hopefully I'd love that [if she had her own studio]."