When Cheryl Cole posted a shot of herself smooching a mystery man, tongues were wagging and fans were desperate to find out who her latest love is.
But now the lucky receiver of Cheryl's midnight kiss has been identified - he is 20-year-old Tom Julius.
The student was stunned to share the special moment with the 30-year-old singer.
"Always nice to spend the NYE countdown dancing with Cheryl Cole," he said.
"Can’t really get much better! I got a kiss on the lips which was pretty great. My mates are really jealous.'
Cheryl dressed down for the party in a plain black T-shirt and skinny jeans with sky blue heels.
The star took to Twitter to wish her followers a happy new year, by posting a snap of a heart-felt handwritten letter.
'I hope from the bottom of my heart that all your dreams, prayers, wishes and hopes are realised', she wrote.
The star put a special seal to the letter, kissing