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Lucy Mecklenburgh sends sweet message to ex Louis Smith after silver medal win

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There are no hard feelings between Lucy Mecklenburgh and Louis Smith. On Sunday evening, Lucy, 24, took to Twitter to publicly congratulate her ex and his gymnast teammate Max Whitlock on their wins at Rio 2016.

Louis, 27, finished in second place in the men's pommel horse event behind Max, who also took gold with his impressive floor routine.


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Louis Smith won the silver medal in the pommel, behind team mate Max Whitlock

Lucy began by tweeting gold medal winner Max, writing: "WOW!!!!!!!! Congratulations @maxwhitlock1 absolutely incredible! Gold on the floor #Rio2016 #olympics # gold # gymnastics."

The fitness enthusiast then posted a second tweet, in which she gave a nod to her former flame. "Amazing job @louissmith1989 & @maxwhitlock1… Hard work & dedication really does pay off!!!" she wrote. "Team GB are absolutely smashing it!!!! #ProudToBeBritish #Rio2016 #Olympics."

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Lucy shared a tweet publicly congratulating both Max and her ex Louis

Lucy and Louis dated for 14 months before their split at the start of the year. The news came as a big shock to fans; the couple had been virtually inseparable ever since they started dating, and seemed head over heels in love.

It was reported at the time that they had separated because Louis didn't want to settle down, but he denied that was the case in an Instagram post. "Yes me and Lucy have broken up!!" he confirmed in February. "Yes I'm ok and I'm glad she's ok as well. And yes we definitely want different things. And no the reason isn't because I refused to settle down. It's very different."

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Louis and Lucy dated for 14 months before their split

Heartbroken Lucy, meanwhile, admitted their break up had come as a total shock. She opened up about Louis in a candid interview with Fabulous magazine in March, saying: "What makes it harder is that there wasn't a massive big thing that happened. There was no cheating, no big scandal. We were very happy and everything was going the way it should. It felt like 'it' to me."

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