updated 10/29/2009 AT 11:45 AM ET
•originally published 10/29/2009 AT 3:10 PM ET
The singer says she turned down a chance to smooch the Gossip Girl hunk when he appeared in her latest video because she thought it would make her beau, Lou Al-Chamaa, jealous.
“They wanted me and Chace to kiss in the ‘I Will Be’ video. But I said no way,” she tells the U.K magazine Sugar, which goes on sale Saturday.
That doesn’t mean Lewis, whose new album Happy is out Nov. 17, is not an admirer of Crawford – he’s just not her type. “He needs roughing up a bit! He’d be a really pretty girl He’s so beautiful, I mean, look at him,” she says. “But I just don’t think of him like that. And it wouldn’t be fair to Lou to kiss other guys.”
Lewis, 24, has been with her boyfriend since she was 17, but the two met way before that. She tells the magazine that at age 10, she already thought her neighbor, Al-Chamaa, was “sooo cute.”
She still does. The singer, who recently defended her relationship with the electrician, says she loves his eyes, and teases: “Sometimes I’ll look at him and be like, ‘You have really nice eyelashes, can I put mascara on them?’ ”
Maybe having his girlfriend kiss Crawford wouldn’t be so bad after all.