He's the fictional character that has made women across the world weak at the knees but now it seems that Christian Grey may have been inspired by none other than Will.i.am.
Author of Fifty Shades of Grey E.L James has admitted that she listened to certain songs as she wrote the erotic trilogy.
And it turns out one of them was by Will's band, The Black Eyed Peas.
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E.L. James admitted: "I have songs that I write sex to. One of them is the Black Eyed Peas 'Sexy'."
"That is a very sexy song."
Lyrics to the song in question includes the line: 'For you I am a fanatic, I'm an addict, your sexy antics turn me on like automatic.'
Sounds like Christian Grey to us!
Due to the success of the book, film company Universal quickly snapped up the rights to bring Christian and Ana to the big screen.
And rumours as to who will be playing the sexy male lead have been running rife with every hottie in Hollywood being linked to the role.
E. L James' husband, Niall Leonard told Now online that 'the last he heard' Ryan Gosling was currently the front runner to portray the billionaire.