Rumours have been floating around about the status of Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh’s relationship after he moved to Australia to film Neighbours and she shared a cryptic Instagram post.
But now it looks like she’s dropped the biggest hint yet that they are still a couple.
The former TOWIE beauty last week shared an Instagram story featuring a frog, captioning it: “I seem to attract frogs/toads” – which appeared to be a dig at her beau.
While neither party have made any official comment on whether they are still together or not, Ryan posted to Instagram earlier this week in support of a new business venture of Lucy’s.
Sharing an image about her confidence course, and telling her he was “very proud” of her and what’s she’s doing, Ryan seemed to confirm they were very much still an item.
He then later tagged her in a picture of his food that night – which seems to suggest they’re definitely still on.
However without comment from either side, the guessing game continues.
And now Lucy has posted an image to her own Instagram of her and Ryan relaxing in a pool together in Ibiza.
The fitness fanatic put no caption on the picture, but it certainly seems to suggest the couple are as solid as ever.
The snap was first shared by Ryan back at the beginning of October with fans at the time completely jealous of the idyllic setting.
“Beautiful couple,” said one.
“Beautiful place for a wonderful couple,” another gushed.
A third commented: “You two look amazing together.”
And by sharing it again herself, is Lucy making sure everyone knows they’re still very much a couple?
Ryan and Lucy first got close when they met on the set of Channel 4’s Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, in April of this year.
And they made their courtship official courtside, appearing together at Wimbledon in July where they watched the world’s best players do battle.
It isn’t the first time Lucy has had a high-profile romance play out in the media, having been engaged to TOWIE co-star Mario Falcone.
Discussing her relationship, the brunette beauty said: “I was put on national television two weeks into being 19 years old.
“When I was hurt, it all played out on camera and it was really tough.”
Meanwhile, Ryan has been all smiles as his official unveiling as Neighbours’ newest star took place.
He’s set to play mysterious Rafael Humphreys, a role that promises to test his comfort zones as an actor.
Ryan said: “I spoke to the producer and found out more – it was very different from anything I’d played before – it was quite a deep, dark story, that really interested me.
“It’s a new challenge and I can’t wait to start filming.”
But Ryan has recently admitted the distance from his family has made him really homesick – though he didn’t mention Lucy at the time.
He posted a picture to Instagram of his daughter, Scarlett, and nephew Teddy, having fun together, saying he was missing them.
He captioned the snap: “When @adamthomas21 sends you this picture, is when I miss home the most.”
Fans were quick to offer support to Ryan, with one saying: “You’re doing it for your daughter so just keep thinking that and time will fly by. I know it’s hard being away from your kids as I have two young ones myself but she understands.”
“Aww that’s so cute must be hard being away from your daughter and family but it’s for them in the long run. Good luck,” said another.
A third added: “But think of what you will give them in life and how lovely when they visit.”