By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Playing it cool: Cher Lloyd is reunited with boyfriend Karim Roundi at Heathrow Airport on Saturday after three weeks in the U.S.
They've spent half of their six week relationship apart.
But X Factor reject Cher Lloyd was reunited with new boyfriend Karim Roundi at Heathrow Airport today after a few weeks Stateside
After three weeks recording her debut album in Miami and LA, the 17-year-old looked thrilled to be back with her 'Essex socialite' boyfriend Roundi, 20.
Back on track: Cher's burgeoning relationship has moved past cheating allegations
But it appears the couple were rather reluctant to cosy up for their first public appearance together and coyly held hands as they were surrounded by paparazzi in the arrivals lounge.
Despite the 10 hour long haul flight, Cher was in good spirits as she smiled for photographers at Heathrow.
Before boarding her flight at LAX, she joked on her Twitter: 'Just got stopped at security cos my pants were too baggy ha!'
But there was no mention of her new boyfriend who picked her up from the airport.
Worcestershire teen Lloyd was introduced to Roundi by Richardson backstage at The X Factor final on December 12.
On top of the world: Cher's album has been given an August 2011 release date - which will come out two months before X Factor winner Matt Cardle's
However, just weeks into their romance, waitress Kate Cross, 21, alleged she slept with Roundi just five days after he started dating Cher.
Fellow X Factor contestant Paije Richardson - who introduced the young lovebirds - insisted Roundi's brief encounter with Cross took place before he started dating Cher
Chart dreams: The cover of Cher's debut album, due for release in August, has been posted on amazon.co.uk
Although coming in fourth place on The X Factor and narrowly escaping being voted off after voting figures revealed her sporadic popularity, Lloyd has signed a record deal with Syco.
Her debut album will be released on Simon Cowell's record label on August 22, 2011 - according to Amazon.co.uk, which is taking pre-orders on the as-yet-untitled disc.
The album will go on sale two months before actual X Factor winner Matt Cradle's debut is released on October 24.
The teenager has spent the past three weeks working on her album with a selection of top rappers.
The 51-gig tour will kicks off February 19 at Birmingham's LG Arena, before ending in Cardiff's CIA on April 10.
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