Charlotte Church's mother MARIA is thrilled the teen soprano has started dating Welsh rugby hunk Gavin Henson.

The VOICE OF AN ANGEL singer split from ex-boyfriend KYLE JOHNSON just before Valentine's Day (14FEB05) after 18-months together - and was left fuming when he sold sex secrets to a British tabloid newspaper.

And her family is thrilled she's dating a fellow Welsh star, who won't take advantage of her celebrity status.

Maria says, "Gavin is an absolute dreamboat. He is gorgeous looking and seems like a lovely person. Myself and Charlotte's father thoroughly approve of him.

"She has had so much trouble with her last two boyfriends. We just want her to be happy."

06/03/2005 14:51