THE SOPRANOS star Drea de Matteo is stunned she's enjoying a romance with late country legend Waylon Jennings' guitarist son, because she once swore she'd never date a musician.

The 31-year-old New York native fell head over heels for Shooter Jennings, 24, over a year ago - and she admits she's elated she decided to break her old rule.

She says, "I swore I'd never date musicians. Best thing I ever did. I love him like crazy!"

But the actress admits she's not the greatest fan of Jennings' love songs, explaining, "The ones about me are like pop tunes."

As for marriage, De Matteo obviously forgets her old musician rule when she asserts, "I said I'd never get married. Ever!"

22/04/2004 21:06