Eight months after her tragic breakup from her unfaithful ex-fiance Eddie Boxshall, Denise Van Outen has gone Instagram official with her new partner.
As reported by People, All Saints singer Shaznay Lewis allegedly hooked up the 48-year-old Celebrity Gogglebox star and property entrepreneur Jimmy Barba, who went public with their relationship at the 12th annual Grand Prix Ball on Wednesday (June 29).
The next morning, the single mother took to Instagram to introduce her new lover to her 667,000 followers, where she received an outpouring of love and encouragement from her famous friends and fans.
Denise is shown beaming with rugged Jimmy in a series of photos from the ritzy party they attended together.
Denise and her new lover, Jimmy, have made their public debut.
It would appear, though, that the spotlight has shifted. She looked stunning as she attended the Grand Prix Ball with Jimmy, who was likely introduced to her by their common friend, All Saints singer Shaznay Lewis.
The couple kissed and hugged on the red carpet before Jimmy escorted her up the steps to the ball. At Wednesday’s glamorous soiree, the celebrity appeared to be in excellent spirits.
Denise’s long, lean legs were accentuated by the gold sequined dress with a plunging neckline and fitted bodice, and she looked absolutely stunning.
Jimmy, meanwhile, looked sharp in his black tuxedo, white shirt, and bow tie.
Jimmie is in the real estate business.
Jimmy, a real estate developer, is rumored to be the sole owner of Whiteditch Lane Development LTD and a father, but little else is known about him.
Fans were shocked to learn that Denise and Eddie had broken up in January. She posted on social media at the time, “Over the past couple of months, there has been much conjecture regarding my connection with Eddie.”
It breaks my, heart, to say that we have broken up as a couple. Unfortunately, I had to make the choice to end our relationship.
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The Mirror reports that the two of them met thanks to their common acquaintance, Shaznay Lewis of the band All Saints.
In her autobiography, A Bit Of Me: From Basildon to Broadway and Back, Denise previously discussed her breakup with Eddie, who she had previously appeared with on Celebrity Gogglebox.
“Among images was a snapshot… of a woman’s breasts – and they definitely weren’t mine!” she said, recalling the time she found a screenshot of a woman’s breasts on his iPad among amorous texts to three different women.
In addition, Eddie and the woman had a flirtatious text conversation, which naturally raised red flags. Eddie later expressed “great shame” for his actions but said he still “always loved” Denise.
I’m sorry I hurt Denise and betrayed her confidence. Saying to The Sun, “I genuinely regret that I sent those messages,” he later expressed his contrition.
I’ve done everything I can to make amends with Denise. I have written her countless texts and emails apologizing for my actions and expressing my undying love for her.