Lucy Mecklenburgh splits from Ryan Thomas after explosive 'bust-up'
The former TOWIE star, who was previously engaged to Mario Falcone and was with Louis Smith until 2016, broke things off with Ryan after a 'massive row'
Lucy Mecklenburgh has split from Ryan Thomas after being together for 11 months and it looks like their love story is over for good as it was claimed that the couple had called it the quits after an explosive fight.
According to The Sun, the former Towie star Lucy and Neighbors actor Ryan split after they got into a very heated argument. Their split comes days after Lucy posted a picture of the pair kissing while attending the Parklife music festival in Manchester for Ryan's 34th birthday celebrations.
A source shared: "Ryan and Lucy have been a really lovely couple and things had been great between them. It's a real shock. They had a massive row this week and called it quits on the spot, which will come as a massive surprise to everyone who knows them because they've seemed so loved-up. Right up until last weekend everything was perfect. Their friends hope it might still work out again in the future, but who knows if that will be possible."
Lucy and Ryan first met on 'Celebrity Island' while they had to battle it out against water shortage, extreme hunger, and tropical storms. The pair developed a strong bond and connection on the show.
When the couple began to share holiday photographs from the same location via Instagram, people started to speculate that they were together which, of course, they denied. The couple chose to keep their relationship a secret for a while before confirming that they were together.
The pair was later spotted kissing at the London City Airport and had their first public outing at the Wimbledon men's semi-finals earlier last July. Lucy even spent New Year's Eve with Ryan and his family and was also introduced to Ryan's eight-year-old daughter, Scarlet whom he shares with his ex, Tina O'Brien.
The couple had to deal with a new challenge last year when Ryan landed a role in the 'Soap Neighbours' and had to relocate to Austalia. Lucy flew back and forth several times as the couple did long distance.
As reported by OK!, amidst all the breakup rumors, Ryan chose to speak out and shut down the rumors. He took to posting on Instagram, a throwback picture of Lucy sitting on top of a jeep along with his former 'Carrie' co-star Brooke Vincent smiling. He captioned the picture, "Can't wait for the next adventure with these two lunatics!"
Recently, Lucy had shared an extreme starvation selfie with Ryan in which her ribs and her hip bones were very visibly clear because of her shocking two stone weight loss while on the show 'Celebrity Island'.
She captioned the picture, "One year ago today we completed the hardest mental & physical challenge of our lives! An entire month on a deserted island," in reference to the Bear Grylls show.
"Although we experienced extreme starvation, horrendous sand fly bite discomfort and a serious lack of sleep we overcame fears, gained confidence and pushed our bodies & minds to the absolute limit," she continued. She went on to reveal that she had been able to gain back in just three weeks. "I never thought it was possible but I’m proud to this day of us all!!!" she went on to add.
She also posted a before and after shot of herself and her drastic transformation and wrote, "My poor little body!!!! Soooooo emotional watching the last ep of #celebrityisland .. I can't believe we did it.. I can't believe I did it 😃 what an experience! I will never doubt myself ever again!! Met some incredible people that will be friends for life. So proud of us all!! #celebrityisland #beargrylls #theisland
PS It only took me 3 weeks to put all my weight back on! I ate ALOT HAHAHHA!!!!"
Ryan also took to social media to share the drastic extent of his weight loss and wrote, "The journey we've been on is indescribable. Not even a television show can put into perspective how mentally and physically we got tested on this island."
"My before and after is an example of the lack of food, 8 days of no eating trying to survive with so little energy. I'm extremely proud of myself and my fellow islanders. Couldn't have done it without you guys. The reason I love this show so much is because unlike any other there is no winner, it is a matter of survival and not about competing against each other," he continued.