Kesha Opens Up About Boyfriend Brad Ashenfelter: "I'm Very Happy to Have Him In My Life"
Happy, healthy and in love! Rising Star expert Kesha opened up about her beau, Brad Ashenfelter, in an interview with Ryan Secreast on KIIS FM's On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Friday, June 20, just three months since leaving rehab.
The "Timber" singer, who sought treatment for an eating disorder last February, told the radio host she's into "dirty boys" and she's found one she's quite fond of.
"I do [like dirty boys], not like physically covered in dirt, but I just like them to be beardy [with] long hair and look like a little homeless," the songstress said of her type, which matches perfectly with her current bearded beau, Ashenfelter. "I like guys who look like they don’t groom themselves. I'm not into guys who are very high-maintenance. I don’t want them to take longer to get ready than me," she added.
The 27-year-old, who changed her Twitter handle from "Ke$hasux" to "Kesharose" post-rehab, went on to say her current hairy boyfriend, who she met through her stylist, is a "really sweet human being."
"He's really, a really sweet human being," she gushed. "I’m very happy to have him in my life … That’s way too much information for America to know," Kesha then laughed, staying more mum, before adding, "But, I’m really happy with my beard."
So what can you call this new, adorable couple? "My personal favorite, was 'Bradsha,'" Kesha said when asked what their moniker was.
A source close to the singer tells Us Weekly that "Bradsha," who were first photographed together in April, have "actually been together a long time … It's very real," the source tells Us, adding Ashenfelter "did visit her during treatment—he's been alongside her through it all."
The transformed singer, who is now a panelist on ABC's new competition show Rising Star, has come full-circle since her late winter rehab stay.
"She's absolutely mellowed," another source tells Us. "She's done and done the party scene, those days of crazy whiskey tears are over. [Ashenfelter] keeps her healthy and happy."
Back in March, the crooner herself tweeted: "Happy to be back! Feeling healthy & working on tons of new music I can't thank my fans enough for all the love & support u have given me."
When asked if she thinks she'll be compared to other competition show judges like Jennifer Lopez and Shakira on upcoming Rising Star, Kesha told Us: "I don’t like to compare myself and I don’t pay attention to what other people say. So ... I'm just gonna be myself and hope for the best."
Rising Star premieres Sunday, June 22, at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.