Jess Impiazzi has reportedly started dating an old school friend, following her split from boyfriend Samir Carruthers.
It was reported that the former Celebrity Big Brother star, 31, and Hemel Hempstead Town footballer, 27, had called it quits last month, however it is now thought that they ended things in November.
And a source has now claimed that Jess has found love once again with childhood pal Matthew Cook after they started going for walks in lockdown.
New love? Jess Impiazzi is reportedly dating old school friend Matthew Cook (pictured together) after striking up a romance in lockdown, following her split from Samir Carruthers
They told The Sun: ‘Jess and Matthew are old school friends – she’s known him since they were 11.
‘They started going for walks together in lockdown and it just went from there – they struck up a romance and she’s really happy and loved up.’
MailOnline has contacted Jess’ representative for a comment.
News of Jess’ and Samir’s split was made public last month, with a source telling The Sun at the time they were both focussing on their careers.
The couple mostly kept their relationship out of the spotlight and never shared snaps together on social media.
Over: It was reported that the former CBB star, 31, and footballer, 27, had called it quits last month, however it is thought that they ended things in November (pictured in March)
The model was previously married to Denny Solomona and admitted she was ‘thankful’ that she discovered he had ‘cheated’ on her during their marriage.
Jess admitted during an interview with new! magazine that the ordeal gave her an ‘extra kick’ to get her where she is in life now.
The reality personality recently revealed she attempted suicide after she reportedly discovered her ex-husband Denny had cheated on her.
Jess discusses it during her autobiography Silver Linings, which she says she warned her ex about and asked if he wanted to read it before publication.
Quality time: Jess shared a smiling snap of herself and Matthew during one of their lockdown walks to Instagram at the end of March
New couple alert? Matthew also posted a black and white image to his account from another walk with Jess
Discussing the state of their relationship now, Jess told the publication: ‘We’re not friends and we don’t really talk. He’s moved on he’s got a baby and that’s his life now. It sounds a bit crazy when I say this, but I’m actually a bit thankful for everything that went on because I wouldn’t have got to where I am now.
‘I needed that extra kick and I think him cheating on me gave me that.’
Jess, who secretly tied the knot to the rugby star in 2016, said she reached ‘rock bottom’ as she realised her 15-month marriage was coming to an end during a trip to visit his family in Melbourne.
She recalled fleeing to a nearby hostel when she found out about her spouse’s alleged infidelity, before she was visited by paramedics after drinking heavily.
When asked how it affected her, Jess said: ‘It affected it big time. But what came from that was to learn to love myself more.’
Former flames: The model was previously married to Denny Solomona and admitted she was ‘thankful’ that she discovered he had ‘cheated’ on her during their marriage (pictured in 2015)
Denny recently welcomed his first daughter Roux, seven months, with partner Holly Unsworth.
The Wandsworth native added to The Sun that the ordeal was not the only time she tried to take her own life, as her first suicide attempt came when she was 18 after years of suffering PTSD and depression following her difficult childhood.
The screen star missed out on a scholarship at The Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts in 2007 to care for her mum Debbie as she suddenly lost her vision.
Debbie developed uveal effusion syndrome – a rare condition that causes fluid to build at the back of the eyes.
Reality star: Jess has managed to form a career for herself as an actress after first finding fame on reality shows like Ex On The Beach and Celebrity Big Brother
A year before, The Seven Film star – who recently released her memoir Silver Linings – faced another family tragedy when her beloved 13-month-old nephew died of meningitis and septicaemia in her care.
On the catalogue of events, she previously told new! Magazine: ‘From a young age I had to deal with a lot of domestic violence, then my nephew died and my mum went blind- it was one thing after the other.
‘It was a big build-up of all of that together. When I found out I had PTSD and had the tools to overcome it, I realised that if I hadn’t I’d probably still live in this terrified state all the time.
‘What I didn’t realise is because I had PTSD I was prone to depression and would get highs and lows.’
Decades later, Jess has managed to form a career for herself as an actress after first finding fame on reality shows like Ex On The Beach and Celebrity Big Brother.
What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.
People with PTSD often suffer nightmares and flashbacks to the traumatic event and can experience insomnia and an inability to concentrate.
Symptoms are often severe enough to have a serious impact on the person’s day-to-day life, and can emerge straight after the traumatic event or years later.
PTSD is thought to affect about 1 in every 3 people who have a traumatic experience, and was first documented in the First World War in soldiers with shell shock.
People who are worried they have PTSD should visit their GP, who could recommend a course of psychotherapy or anti-depressants.
Combat Stress operate a 24-hour helpline for veterans, which can be reached on 0800 138 1619.