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He may be playing it cool, but Nick Cannon's rumored romance with Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas is reportedly getting more serious.

Nick and the TLC alum were already friends, according to reports, but things became romantic this summer. Now, their relationship seems to be heating up even more.

"They've been seeing each other for about two months," a source tells the New York Post. "She really likes him and they're spending a lot of time together. She's beaming all the time. She's met his friends and family. Everyone approves."

The insider added that Chilli planned to attend the taping of Nick's show, "America's Got Talent" this week, although neither Nick, 35, nor Chilli, 45, have confirmed much about their alleged relationship.

When he was recently asked point blank if he was dating the singer, Nick found a gentlemanly way to skirt the question, telling People, "I would be so lucky to be able to be called 'dating' her. This is all new to me. I'm not ready for titles and all that stuff."

"I'm damaged goods!" he added. "Who would want to date me?"

The "America's Got Talent" host has been legally married to Mariah Carey since 2008. They called it quits six years -- and two very cute kids -- later, but Nick has yet to sign the divorce papers, although he did imply he was going to do so in a new track he released earlier this summer. His estranged wife promptly responded by popping some bubbly on social media in a seeming celebration of the milestone. Weeks later, that milestone still has not arrived for the pair.

Mariah, who's spent much of the summer sailing around Italy with her billionaire fiance, James Packer, reportedly plans to marry James as soon as Nick signs off on ending her current marriage.

As for Nick and Chilli?

"You've got to take everything slow. That's what it's all about," he told People. "More than anything, she's somebody I care for and enjoy spending time with."