Jesy Nelson put on a cosy display with Our Girl star Sean Sagar during a boozy lunch at Roof East bar in London’s Stratford district late last month.
The Little Mix star, 29, who recently shut down claims she’s dating the actor, 30, appeared in great spirits as she let her hair down with the hunk, who was seen placing his hand on her waist as they greeted each other.
According to claims, the singer’s ex-boyfriend Chris Hughes is said to be ‘gutted’ that Jesy has reportedly moved on after their 16-month romance came to an end in April.
PICTURED: Jesy Nelson put on a cosy display with Our Girl star Sean Sagar during a boozy lunch at Roof East bar in London ‘s Stratford district late last month
The pals took breaks from their busy schedules as they chatted up a storm before joining a pal at a table.
On their outing, a source told The Sun: ‘They seemed pretty loved up. They were hugging as they waited to go in and he had his arm round her and kissed her on the top of the head. They didn’t seem to be hiding it from anyone and looked like any new couple on a date.
A separate insider alleged Love Island’s Chris, 27, is upset about their bond, telling the publication: ‘Chris was really in love with Jesy and wanted it to work.
‘He thought they were going to be together for ever, so seeing pictures of her with Sean’s arms on her bare skin, looking warm and relaxed, was a hard pill to swallow. He’s gutted. He’s aware that Sean and Jesy became more friendly and started hanging out soon after they split.’
‘He was really in love’: According to claims, the singer’s ex-boyfriend Chris Hughes, 27, is said to be ‘gutted’ that Jesy has reportedly moved on after their 16-month romance
Not true! Despite their close display, the artist denied claims she was dating Our Girl’s Sean back at the start of July, insisting in a statement they’re ‘just friends’
The source added that Chris had taken their breakup hard and found lockdown had made things ‘doubly tough’, but stipulated that the reality star has a good network of friends to support him.
MailOnline has contacted Jesy, Sean and Chris’ representatives for further comment.
Last month, Jesy’s representative insisted to MailOnline in a statement that she’s ‘just friends’ with the screen star after he was pictured leaving her home in Essex.
Screen star: The thespian is known to many for his role as Private Jaiden ‘Monk’ Montgomery in the BBC series Our Girl opposite Michelle Keegan
They said: ‘Jesy has adamantly denied that she is dating Sean Sagar, and states that they are just friends.’
Sean is known for his role as Private Jaiden ‘Monk’ Montgomery in the BBC series Our Girl opposite Michelle Keegan, and also appeared in the Guy Ritchie film The Gentlemen earlier this year.
Jesy and the thespian also follow each other on Instagram, and in the past he has liked several of her sexy social media snaps.
The artist had split from her boyfriend Chris as they begun to isolate separately during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Big fan: They also follow each other on Instagram, and in the past he has liked several of her sexy social media snaps
End: Jesy and Chris’ split came as a surprise to many fans as they had appeared to be madly in love (pictured in happier times)
Jesy has been spending lockdown in her Essex home with best friend Charlotte Driver after their break-up.
At the beginning of her career, the brunette dated Diversity star Jordan Banjo from mid 2012 until March 2013.
Her longest relationship was with Rixton frontman Jake Roche – the son of Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan – for two years between 2014 and 2016, with the couple even getting engaged in July 2015.
Jesy was also in a romance with musician Harry James for 16 months until 2018, after she briefly dated ex-TOWIE star Chris Clark, who cruelly dumped her via text message.
The ex files: The Romford native said she would struggle to overcome the breakdown of her past relationship (pictured with ex-fiancé Jake Roche in 2015)
Surprise romance: The chart-topping musician briefly dated ex-TOWIE star Chris Clark, who cruelly dumped her via text message in 2017 (pictured)
Romance history: Jesy was also in a romance with musician Harry James for 16 months until 2018 (pictured)