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Ryan Thomas' ex Tina O'Brien shares cryptic post after Lucy Mecklenburgh baby announcement

Ryan and Tina share a daughter, Scarlett, together

Fans are convinced Tina O'Brien has shared a cryptic post after her ex Ryan Thomas' baby news.

Over the weekend, Ryan announced on social media that he and fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh are expecting their first child together.

He also posted a video of his daughter Scarlett, who he shares with Tina, crying as she was told she was going to be a big sister.

Don’t always trust what you see on social media.
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Best birthday present I’ve ever had 👶🤰 love you @ryanthomas84 ❤️🥰

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Read more: Ryan Thomas' daughter bursts into 'happy tears' when she hears baby news

The 10-year-old was filmed opening a box that said "open me" at a family party.

She then buried her face in her hands as she cried "happy tears" over the news.

Days later, Coronation Street actress Tina shared a quote on Instagram - which has since been deleted - leaving fans speculating that it was about Ryan and Lucy.

The quote read: "Don’t always trust what you see on social media. Even salt looks like sugar."

The post has since been removed from Tina's Instagram but she posted another quote on Tuesday night which read: "Don't waste your time with explanations.

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"People will hear what they want to hear."

Fans shared their thoughts in the comments section, with one writing: "Are you bitter towards the new announcement?"

Another sarcastically said: "These posts don't coincide with the news of the ex’s baby at all..."

A third commented: "All attention seeking nonsense. Why be cryptic?? Who actually cares?"

Others defended Tina's quote, with one saying: "Just because she puts up a quote does not mean it’s directly correlated to her ex!"

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Last night - film night and homemade popcorn in bed 😍 didn’t make for a comfortable sleep though 🍿 😝

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Another wrote: "People are so quick to judge on social media. It’s beyond weird.. this post could literally be about anything ever thought of that??"

Ent Daily has contacted reps for Tina for comment.

It comes after Ryan and Lucy revealed they were expecting.

Lucy, who turned 28 on Saturday (August 24), posted a photo to Instagram to confirm their baby news.

It showed the two of them opening a box that contained a tiny white babygrow, alongside the caption: "Best birthday present I've ever had. Love you @ryanthomas84."

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....when Scarlett found out she was going to have a little brother or sister. @lucymeck1 ❤️

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Read more: Lucy Mecklenburgh expecting first child with fiancé Ryan Thomas

Former Corrie actor Ryan, 35, then shared a video of Scarlett bursting into "happy tears" as she found out she was getting a little half-sibling.

Ryan wrote alongside the clip: "When Scarlett found out she was going to have a little brother or sister."

Tina and Ryan dated for six years but split in 2009, a year after Scarlett was born.

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