TOWIE‘s Lucy Mecklenburgh and The Wanted’s Max George are said to be hooking up after the pair were spotted kissing backstage after the band’s London G-A-Y gig at the weekend.
In the photos, a loved-up Lucy – wearing a black camisole and bright green skater skirt – is seen canoodling her boy band beau as she wraps her arms around his neck and gazes steamily into his eyes in the crowded VIP bar at the London nightclub.
A source told The Sun: “The Wanted went to the VIP section backstage after they had performed. Lucy came with a friend after Max invited them in and they spent the entire time cuddling and kissing. They were very affectionate and were constantly flirting.”
“They arrived in the backstage area around 3am and later left together”, the source continued. “They looked like they were really into each other from the way they were touching and only moved away from each other for pictures with fans.”
And it was clearly a good night for Miss. Mecklenburgh, who tweeted the following morning: “Ok I need to make myself look human in 1 hour! Last night was definitely worth how I feel now though!
According to sources, the hot new couple are keen to keep their romance a secret, due to the fact that they’ve performed a literal ex-swap with their former partners – Lucy famously dated felllow TOWIE star Mark Wright, who is now smitten with Max’s ex-fiancée, Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan. Phew, talk about complicated!
Although rumours of a suspected hook-up between Max and Lucy first started a few weeks ago, the Walks Like Rihanna singer sneakily tried to deny the claims just last week. “No, there’s nothing”, Max said. “We followed each other on Twitter but I think people just assumed we were texting or whatever. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen pictures of her and she’s very attractive! So I was pretty flattered, to be honest.”
We’re not overly surprised about this one. With Lucy’s penchant for bad boys – she split from her love rat fiancé Mario Falcone earlier this year after finding out he had cheated on her, before getting together with fit co-star Dan Osborne, who is now expecting a baby with his ex – Max is right up her street!
By Robyn Munson
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