X FACTOR judge Tulisa Contostavlos does not want to get into a ''war of words'' with the girlfriend of Newcastle United footballer Danny Simpson after being pictured with him several times.

Photos of the singer with the defender have been widely published and Simpson's girlfriend said he ''cheated'' on her.

Stephanie Ward, the mother of Simpson's daughter Skye-Lorena, said she was expecting their second child.

She told The Sun: ''I have a baby on the way and a little girl who's one-and-a-half. If he wants to leave that, then that's up to him.

''But I won't be here for him if he comes back. I don't care any more. He's made his bed so he can lie in it.''

Speaking to her fans on Twitter, Contostavlos said: ''I don't want 2 get in2 a public war of words, but what is being written about me 2moro is absolutely not true.''

The star, who is currently on screen in The X Factor and rose to fame as part of N-Dubz, was pictured in Newcastle and Manchester with Simpson.

Simpson, 25, was born in Salford and started out at Manchester United before joining Newcastle in 2009 in a loan deal that the club made permanent six months later.