They tried to play coy amid romance rumours at first.
But, eagle-eyed fans noticed that wherever Corrie’s Ryan Thomas was posting on social media from, former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh seemed to be conveniently in the same place.
The rife speculation forced the pair to address their relationship, and eventually Lucy shared an adorable picture of them on her Instagram account.
Now, it appears the couple are holidaying in Marbella along with Ryan’s daughter Scarlett from his previous relationship with fellow Corrie star Tina O’Brien.
From the look of things, the couple are taking things to the next level, travelling abroad with Ryan's daughter, who is clearly the apple of his eye.
Ryan has been posting adorable pictures of him doting on little Scarlett, while Lucy posts sizzling selfies as she soaks up the Spanish sun.
In one sweet picture, Ryan puts his arm around a smiling Scarlett as they prepare to enjoy a fancy dinner.
The post is captioned: “Dinner time #nobu”
Shortly after, Lucy posted a gorgeous picture of herself in a floor length yellow dress in the same spot, captioned ‘Nobu nights’.
She also shared a hot bikini shot in a stunning tassled bikini, looking happy and relaxed after a busy day tanning and dining at Nikki Beach.
The picture was also a clever plug for her own range, Lucy’s Boutique, as the bikini is from her collection – and what better advertising than her fabulous body!
Scarlett clearly takes after her famous parents, happily posing and pouting for the camera as Ryan proudly posts twelve pics and videos of his outgoing daughter from their Marbella trip.
However, neither he or Lucy featured the other in their holiday posts, suggesting that even though the cat’s out of the bag, they may not be ready to be indulging in social media PDAs too often.
Both have experienced high profile relationships in the past – Ryan with Scarlett’s mum Tina, Lucy with former TOWIE co-stars Mark Wright and Mario Falcone, as well as Olympic gymnast Louis Smith.
Many of us know the horrors of having to erase all digital traces of a failed relationship, and celebs have it even worse – perhaps the couple are just being ‘Insta-cautious’?