Millionaire property tycoon Andreas Panayiotou (C) with his sons George Panayiotou (R) and Costas Panayiotou.
Millionaire property tycoon Andreas Panayiotou (C) with his sons George Panayiotou (R) and Costas Panayiotou.Getty

Tulisa Contostavlos is reportedly dating multi-millionaire playboy, Costas Panayiotou.

According to the Mirror, the former X Factor judge has been on several dates with the 24-year-old son of Greek-Cypriot property tycoon Andreas ­Panayiotou, who is said to be worth £400m.

"They really hit it off. They have a lot in common and share several friends and interests, as well as a Greek-Cypriot background. Costas is a bit younger, but that doesn't seem to matter. It's exciting. They've had a great time," a source told the newspaper.

The two reportedly met after the collapse of her drug trial earlier this year.

Tulisa Contostavlos
Tulisa Contostavlos is reportedly dating multi-millionaire playboy Costas Panayitou.Twitter: @officialtulisa

Meanwhile, in a new interview with the Sunday Mirror, the 26-year-old revealed that her X Factor colleagues, including judges Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh, stuck by her through the difficult time.

"I owe so much to X Factor. I feel like I'm home. Everyone has my back," she said.

"I lost touch with a lot of my friends, people I've known for years, when things were at their worst.

"They disassociated themselves from me and that really hurt.

"This industry is extremely cut-throat and people just cut you off like that. It's good to know my X Factor family have not disowned me," Contostavlos went on.

"Louis was one of the people that stuck by me all the way. He's a true friend. He openly supported me, not caring at the time what people thought, she said, adding. "I'd really like to thank the whole of X Factor, including Simon Cowell, for being so supportive of me."