ABOVE: Lucy Mecklenburgh is dating TOWIE co-star Dan Osborne
Lucy was originally hurt that Mario had moved on so quickly. But she’s hardly thought about him since getting with Dan.
A Daily Star Sunday source
GORGEOUS Lucy Mecklenburgh is secretly dating The Only Way Is Essex co-star Dan Osborne, we can reveal.
The brunette beauty, 21, has been seeing hunky Dan, 23, for the past two weeks but has kept their romance secret from fans.
The pair have enjoyed a string of saucy nights together while filming in Spanish holiday hotspot Marbella for the ITV2 series.
And looking at our exclusive snaps of Lucy on the beach it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out what first attracted Dan to her.
A source close to the star last night told the Daily Star Sunday: “The relationship is still in the early stages but it’s looking very good so far. They’ve been having a lot of fun getting to know each other.
“Spending time together in Spain has worked wonders and they’re starting to get really close.”
Boutique owner Lucy last week insisted she was single in an interview with new! magazine.
She said: “I couldn’t think of anything worse than going on a date with a guy.”
Lucy and Dan have been open about their budding romance with fellow TOWIE stars. And they are set to go public in an episode of the show, which returns for its ninth series tonight.
The pair started dating just weeks after Lucy split from long-term love Mario Falcone over claims he cheated on her.
Mario, 26, is reportedly seeing a 16-year-old pal of Lucy’s younger sister.
Our source said: “Lucy was originally hurt that Mario had moved on so quickly. But she’s hardly thought about him since getting with Dan.”
Lucy endured a turbulent relationship with former show star Mark Wright, 26, when she joined the TOWIE cast in 2010.
A pal said: “She’s had bad luck with men so here’s hoping this relationship works out.”