But they have enjoyed a string of hush-hush dates at each other’s houses after bonding over their mutual love of keeping fit.
A showbiz source revealed last night: “Mel loves a younger man and really fell for Olly when he got into shape late last year.
We looked so happy, I couldn’t help but smile," she continued.
"It didn't occur to me, until that soul-searching moment in my garden, that we could perhaps choose to love each other romantically." Previously, Bello was in a long-term relationship with TV executive Dan Mc Dermott from 1999 to 2006; the exes share 15-year-old son, Jackson.
Coincidentally, a different [email protected] source spotted the pair back in September and, while the spy said the couple looked "happy," the onlooker admitted the comedian seemed distracted.
” But she first hinted at her love for the former X Factor star in December last year — as she showered him with praise online.
Posting a picture of Olly’s track Flaws, she wrote: “Love this track @ollymurs you sound like an angel makes me want to cry x.” He replied with a kiss emoji and wrote back: “Awwww thanks babe.” Olly has not been in a serious relationship since splitting from long-term girlfriend Francesca Thomas in 2015.
The Lights Out star, 48, is romancing Elijah Allan-Blitz, 29, a close pal of Bello tells Us.
Bello and Allan-Blitz, a virtual reality director for mindfulness teaching, were friends before becoming an item in August last year.