Romance has blossomed for Nikki Sanderson. The Hollyoaks actress celebrated the British Soap Awards on Saturday night with her new love interest and old-time friend Greg Whitehurst.
While the duo looked loved-up at Manchester's Palace Hotel for the award ceremony's afterparty, their partnership raised a few eyebrows from those who noted that Nikki had been a guest at Greg's wedding just ten months earlier.
Blackpool-born Nikki later released a statement confirming that she is dating Greg and that his marriage to wife Sarah was over.
Nikki has confirmed that she is dating insurance boss Greg, despite attending his wedding in July 2014
"I have known Greg and his family for many years," the former Coronation Street star told MailOnline. "Greg's marriage ended in January, it was a very difficult time for him during which all of his friends and family supported him.
"We have started recently dating and its early days, so we are not rushing into anything," she added. "But are both enjoying each other's company."
Nikki recently attended her co-star Kieron Richardson's wedding with Greg.
"Fantastic weekend at Keiron and Carl's wedding with @noisyboy03," she captioned a photo of the couple standing arm-in-arm at the reception. "Thank you @nadinemerabi for my beautiful bespoke @ono_uno dress."
A week before, Nikki shared a selfie of the pair on Instagram, writing: "Train selfie #London #nomakeup #boywithmanflu."
The pair have clearly grown close in recent months and Nikki even had to come to her boyfriend's rescue when he was afraid of a spider.
"When u have 2 drive 2 your bf's work to get rid of a spider of his dashboard so he can drive home... @gregsvh," she tweeted.
Nikki was previously in a long-term relationship with her former Coronation Street co-star Danny Richardson-Young from 2005 to February 2009.