Leona Lewis has admitted her relationship is "difficult".

The ‘Bleeding Love' singer - who rose to fame after winning the 2006 series of British TV talent show 'The X Factor'- has known her boyfriend of five years, Lou Al-Chamaa, since she was 10 years old but admits their romance has experienced Rocky patches following her worldwide success.

She said: "Well, we're currently happy and together. It's difficult sometimes, I won't deny that, but we make it work. I've been through it - not all relationships are perfect."

The ‘Happy' star also admitted she is unsure about her long-term future with the electrician and has no plans to marry him as yet.

She added: "I don't see us getting married for a long time yet - you really need to be certain with someone before you get married and, besides, my parents only married about four or five years ago so I just don't believe you have to get married to be happy together."

The British beauty also said she doesn't care if people call her boring.

She added to Company magazine: "I still mess around when I'm with friends. But I haven't got a lot of time and we've got so much to do, so my focus is for everything to look good.

"It's irrelevant to me if people say I'm boring. They don't know me as a person or what I'm like when I'm hanging out with my friends."