‘Besotted’ Mel Sykes talking marriage with Olly Murs, according to magazine

The couple - believed to be secretly dating for over a year - are also talking babies, as pop star Olly wants to be a dad

Mel Sykes and Olly Murs are so in love they’re already talking marriage and babies, according to a showbiz magazine.

The couple are believed to have been secretly dating for over a year.

And friends say TV presenter Mel, 47, is ‘besotted;’ with her pop star boyfriend, who is 14 years younger.

But according to Closer magazine, the couple might want different things.

While Mel is believed to already be thinking and talking about marriage, Olly doesn’t want to rush things.

And while Mel, who has two teenage sons from her first marriage to actor Daniel Caltagirone, doesn’t want any more children, apparently 33-year-old Olly is keen for kids of his own.

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“Mel appears besotted with Olly and really likes him. She’s even told friends she can see herself marrying him,” a source told Closer.

“But he’s told pals he’s not sure he’s ready for a full-blown relationship in the public eye.

“Olly has always said he wants children of his own one day, but Mel has made it clear she’s not keen on having another child,” adds the source.

“Pals have urged Olly to be cautious as they fear they want different things, but it’s been tough.

“Their chemistry is undeniable.”

It was The Sun who first broke the story that the pair had been dating for more than a year.

The new mentor on The Voice and fitness fanatic Mel had tried to keep things under wraps by pretending they were just good friends.

The magazine reports that while Mel and Olly tried to keep their relationship private, she couldn’t resist telling friends about their secret romance.

“Mel loves a younger man and really fell for Olly when he got into shape late last year,” an insider told The Sun.

“They were initially introduced through a mutual friend. They started texting for ages and some of the messages ended up getting quite saucy.

“They were bonding over her fitness programme. He was a fan of her gym selfies and thought that she had an amazing body.

“Olly was getting in shape at the time and Mel really loved his new fit bod.”

“They ended up meeting for a date and have had a whole series of secret dates at his house where she will sometimes stay overnight.

“They have both been determined for nobody to find out. It’s been a bit off and on and there’s a real physical attraction between them.”

It’s the first serious relationship for Olly since he split from his long-term girlfriend Francesca Thomas in 2015.

The singer — previously linked to former X-Factor co-host Caroline Flack, 37 — later admitted he was heartbroken after their split, which he blamed on his “addiction” to work.

Mel broke up from her second husband Jack Cockings – a roofer 16 years her junior — in 2014 after they met via Twitter.

She was arrested and cautioned by police for allegedly assaulting him before they split after seven months.

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But things now seem to be going well for the new couple, who are both huge Manchester United fans.