Leona Lewis has spoken on her experiences from getting her heart broken in previous relationships, describing the splits as "awful".
The ‘Bleeding Love’ singer spoke to the Daily Record about ex boyfriends and a potential romance with One Direction’s Liam Payne.
Lewis’s seven-year relationship with childhood sweetheart Lou Al-Chamaa ended in 2010 before then meeting her German dancer beau whom she split from recently.
Speaking out about the break-up for the first time, Lewis told the publication: "I’m quite a free spirit. I like having my own space and being able to do whatever I want without having anyone to answer to".
But whilst Lewis puts on a brave face, she admits: "I’ve had my heart broken so many times. It’s so awful. You need your friends, ice-cream and good movies."
"I love being in love. You always have someone to come home to. You don’t feel lonely because someone’s always there - especially when you’re travelling and need a bit of normality".
"I like to be wooed. I’m good girlfriend, not high maintenance but I like to be treated well. I think every girl does. I like romance".
When asked what sort of man she would fall for, Lewis replied: "Someone who can look after me and who is honest and faithful. I don’t really care about looks. It’s all about personality and intelligence."
"I’ve put everything into them [relationships]. I use the experience from all of my relationships. I’ve had a lot of things happen where I’ve broken up with people and the relationships have ended which is real and emotive".
It has been recently speculated that the songstress is dating One Direction heartthrob Liam Payne, but she ended the rumours insisting she is single.
Leona's new album Glassheart is out on October 15.