Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh sparked engagement rumours after posting a new photo to social media hours before reports emerged claiming she had got “cosy” with a mystery man.
Former Coronation Street actor Ryan, 34, shared a snap to Instagram on Tuesday showing himself, former TOWIE star Lucy and Ryan’s 10-year-old daughter Scarlett.
And it wasn’t long before fans spotted a sparkler on Lucy’s left hand as she carried Scarlett and posed for the picture.
Ryan simply captioned the post with a red love heart emoji.
While many fans gushed over the sweet pic, others wondered if the couple had secretly got engaged.
One person said: “I can see a ring on that finger,” while another wrote: “Did Ryan pop the question or are you engaged?”
A third commented: “So when are you two going to get married,” while a fourth said: “I’m sure I can spot a ring!!”
Meanwhile, the couple spoke about their plans for an engagement and babies this month.
Ryan told OK! magazine: “I think Lucy wants me to propose next year!”
She said: “You’d better get saving because I want a really heavy left hand [laughs]”.
Former TOWIE star Lucy added: “I wouldn’t waste my time with someone if I didn’t think we were on the same page about children and getting married. I know we both want the same things in the future.”
It comes after a video emerged appearing to show Lucy holding hands with a fellow partygoer and giving him a kiss on the cheek during a holiday in Dubai earlier this month.
A source told Mail Online that Lucy appeared “overly friendly” with the man.
However, Lucy hit back at the accusations on Twitter, writing: “Since when has saying goodbye to a friend turned into a cosy night out?! 🤣 #ridiculous?”
On Thursday, a source claimed Ryan is “in pieces” over the video.
The source told Mail Online: “He is in pieces over the video – really upset. He’s a pretty forgiving guy and knows how tactile Lucy can be but this footage seems a little more than someone saying good bye.”
Ryan has apparently been consoled by his twin brothers Adam and Scott, 30.
ED! has contacted representatives for Ryan and Lucy for comment.
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