July 23, 2011 15:23:55 GMT
She previously described her late husband Jason Rae as 'irreplaceable' but the singer eventually opens her heart for a long-term friend Steve Brown.
Corinne Bailey Rae is no longer a grieving widow. Three years after her husband Jason Rae died of drug overdose, the jazz singer has found a new love in pianist and producer Steve Brown who allegedly has been standing by her side since Jason's death in 2008.
The 32-year-old singer was given an honorary doctorate of music at Leeds University, and keeping her company was Steve. They were pictured holding hands and kissing as they arrived at the venue. According to Daily Mail, "Corinne beamed from ear to ear on her special day, with her special new man."
Steve is a long-term friend of Corinne who also put together her album "The Sea". He has been seen together with her on many occasions including the visit to White House. In fact, they have lived together in her house in Leeds where she works on her upcoming album.
Corinne was married to Jason for seven years before his death. "My husband is my first and only true love. He is the most beautiful and complex person I have ever known," Corinne said at that time.