Olly Murs is probably the best secret-keeper we know, as it turns out he’s been dating commercial property manager Francesca Thomas on the sly for over a YEAR. Now that’s what we call keeping it on the DL…
The former Xtra Factor host has reportedly found love with the pretty 24-year-old Essex lady after the pair were introduced backstage at V Festival last August.
Since they’ve been dating, the smitten pair are said to have enjoyed exotic hols in Dubai and San Francisco, with Ols even splashing out on a brand new white Mercedes convertible for his new smooching partner. Lucky lady!
“Olly was enchanted by Francesca as soon as he saw her and it is obvious why. She is beautiful”, a source close to Olly told The Mirror. “They became close really quickly. They both grew up in Essex and used to go out to the same places so had loads in common.”
“Things are really serious between them and they spend as much time as they can together, although it isn’t always easy as Olly is so busy”, the source added.
The Dear Darling singer has always kept pretty schtum about his relationship status, blaming his hectic schedule for the lack of romance in his life. But lately, the TV host been hinting that his love life may have been hotting up…
Speaking in October, he said: “I’ve recently been on my third date with some lovely lady, which is great. Just a date. I can’t say the name – it’s early days.”
Two months later he admitted: ‘It’s all early days. I only just had a day off for the first time in four weeks yesterday, so that says it all. I’m very good at keeping things under wraps. I’ve not been a nun! But I keep that side of my life very quiet. When I finish my work I go home to Essex and get on with my life.”
Good work Ols. She looks like a catch!
By Robyn Munson
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