Lucy Mecklenburgh has officially confirmed she is dating former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas. The ex-TOWIE beauty, who has been linked to the actor over the past few weeks, shared her happiness and said she is in a good place in her life at this moment. Speaking to The Sun's Fabulous magazine, Lucy revealed: "It's no secret that we've been on holiday together, and I've had a really lovely time. Life's good." The lovebirds kept fans guessing for weeks, but in recent pictures - which emerged online - they were seen kissing at London City Airport following a romantic Greek getaway to Mykonos.
Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas went to Wimbledon together last week
She added: "It's really early days. If it's OK with you, I'd like to leave it at that." Lucy, 25, and Ryan, 33, first sparked dating rumours earlier this month when fans noticed they were posting pictures of the same bathroom suite in Panama. Then a few days later, they shared snaps from the same swimming pool in Santorini. It has been widely reported that the stars hit it off during the filming for survival show Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island. Fashion designer Lucy was previously in a high-profile relationship with Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, whom she dated for 14 months before they split last year.
Prior to the sporting ace, Lucy was engaged to fellow TOWIE counterpart Mario Falcone but they split in 2013. Discussing the end of her engagement to Mario, the TV star told Fabulous: "I was put on national television two weeks into being 19 years old. When I was hurt, it all played out on camera and it was really tough." Meanwhile, Ryan has been single since his split from girlfriend Lana Martin last September; the couple had been together since February 2016. The ex-Corrie star also has daughter Scarlett with former co-star Tina O'Brien.