<i>X-Factor's</i> Samantha Jade: My secret love affair
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*X-Factor's* Samantha Jade: My secret love affair

The rising star only has eyes for one guy...

She’s wowed the nation with solid performances week in-week out, but to her boyfriend, Swedish record producer Christian Nilsson, Samantha Jade’s always been a star.

The couple fell in love when Samantha, 25, was recording songs in Sweden several years ago. “They moved to Los Angeles together and have been inseparable ever since,” a friend of the pair reveals to Woman’s Day. Samantha’s rocky road to success has been well documented on The X-Factor, which she admits is her final shot at stardom.

“Sammy was being flown around the world first class when she was still a kid,” X-Factor judge and her mentor Guy Sebastian reveals. “She was signed to Britney’s label and when Britney took off, she kind of got sidelined.”

Friends say Christian has been by Sammy’s side through thick and thin. The couple have been in a long-distance relationship since she moved back to Perth and began working for her father’s mining company while Christian stayed in LA. But the handsome Swede remains Sam’s biggest fan. “I love you,” he writes on her Facebook page. “Miss you doll.” Clearly, it will take more than distance to tear this loving couple apart.

Read more about Samantha's love interest in this week's Woman’s Day on sale Monday November 19, 2012.