“Like most relationships we had our good times and our bad, I will always be grateful for what we shared and the lessons I learned.
After several years, I thought about leaving over and over again.
The last time we heard from Leona Lewis, X Factor winner turned global superstar, she was in extremis.
-style romp through a bunch of classic 80s hits such as the title track, Holiday and Girls Just Want to Have Fun.
A key theme is true love, which Leona herself appears to have found with her boyfriend Dennis Jauch. I know it sounds corny but it’s always nice to be given fresh flowers.
She’s even wearing dungarees.“In the past I have been reserved,” she says, reflecting on those early years, “you have to remember I was catapulted into this fame that I never thought would happen and it was amazing but then the privacy is just not there, so to compensate I would choose my words really carefully because I needed to save a piece of me for me and on top of that I had people saying ‘make sure you don’t say this in interviews’, ‘don’t do that’.
You’re a 20-year-old and you just think, ‘Oh God I just have to shut my mouth and not say anything’.”After Lewis’s win in 2006, when she’d just turned 20, she was immediately “riding the wave” of success.
So I’m writing this letter for anyone who has ever felt the same way.” It was a thoroughly modern medium for discussing a terribly 21st-century trauma.
The split in question was from not a lover but a far more significant other, namely Simon Cowell – Mephistophelean music impresario, kingmaker and chart-breaker.
Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner.
She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
In February 2007, Lewis signed a five-album contract in the United States with Clive Davis's record label, J Records.
Lewis's success continued with the release of her debut album, Spirit, in 2007; it went 10x platinum in the United Kingdom and became the fourth best selling album of the 2000s.
“It’s funny when I read these apparent facts about myself because I think, ‘Where do they get all that from? Yes, she took the ballad Bleeding Love to the top of the charts around the globe, and a lot of the music she’s been making since her 2006 X Factor win has been similarly intense and heartfelt. “It’s true that a lot of my songs are very passionate and that’s the kind of music I’m drawn to, but I’m not really serious, dark and poised like that.”She is, in fact, lively company – bright and bubbly, with a smile that’s as big as her lustrous mane of dark hair and a laugh that’s as raucous as her singing voice is powerful.