Cheryl Cole has reportedly been asked by will.i.am to fly to Los Angles for a "secret date".

The Black Eyed Peas star has given the 'Parachute' singer a shoulder to cry on since she split from her soccer player husband Ashley Cole over his alleged infidelities, and he now wants her to spend Easter weekend with him and his family.

A source told Britain's Grazia magazine: "He has asked Cheryl to fly out to Los Angeles for a secret date with him over Easter. He's having a big family get-together and he wants her to be there."

The 35-year-old pop star has worked with Cheryl, 26, on many occasions, first duetting with her on his 2008 single 'Heartbreaker'.

He then went on to co-write and produce most of her debut solo album '3 Words', which was released last year.

Cheryl has previously praised will.i.am for being a great artist and a good friend.

She said: "I would work with Will for the rest of my career if I could. He's absolutely inspiring, fantastic, futuristic, creative, he's everything that you would want from a producer and also from a person."

Besides their working relationship, friends of Cheryl say there is a spark between the pair.

A source added: "He wants to look after her and treat her. He's a really romantic guy who wants to take her out for dinner and cook for her.

"They've got loads in common, they're from similar backgrounds and have similar family values."

However, Cheryl is said to be keen on taking her relations with the star slowly.

The source added: "As much as Cheryl loves his support she is going into this with her eyes wide open. It will be a very slow process but there is definitely something there."

Earlier this month, it was claimed Cheryl and Ashley often argued about the Girls Aloud star's friendship with will.i.am.

Referring to comments made by the 'Meet Me Halfway' hitmaker who said he would move to Britain "if it meant being with her", a source revealed: "will.i.am's comments about his wife are not news or a surprise to Ashley. He and Cheryl rowed about it last year.

"She's done absolutely nothing wrong but Ashley's sick of this man openly making advances toward her."