Simon spends £2.5m on Leona

Manager treats the singer to a luxury home.

Simon Cowell is planning to buy a £2.5 million mansion in Beverly Hills as a US base for Leona Lewis.

The music tycoon, 48, wants to look after the singer and celebrate single Bleeding Love reaching No 1 in the US charts.

‘Simon thinks she is absolutely amazing so he wanted to treat her,’ a source tells the Sunday People.

‘He’s so pleased with how hard she works and what a massive success she’s become. Leona’s a homely girl and isn’t at all flash so Simon got the idea to buy her something practical she would use.’

Leona, 22, is reported to have pulled out of buying a £500,000 house with boyfriend Lou Al-Chama in London because the owners put the price up.

She is currently renting a flat in Hackney