Jesy Nelson was pictured getting cosy with a new man on Saturday.
But Lucien Laviscount has history with the singer’s former bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock, as unearthed photos show the two enjoying a cosy date together back in 2012.
Emily In Paris star Lucien, 29, briefly dated Leigh-Anne, 30, in 2012, while Jesy is said to be ‘mortified’ after she was pictured having a passionate moment with the actor during a wild night out on Saturday.
Ex: Jesy Nelson was pictured getting cosy with a new man on Saturday. But Lucien Laviscount has history with the singer’s former bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock, as unearthed photos show the two enjoying a cosy date together back in 2012 (right)
Photos have emerged of Leigh-Anne, then 21, cuddling up to Lucien as they enjoyed a meal out during their short-lived romance nine years ago.
The Little Mix star is seen resting her head on the actor’s shoulder during their dinner at Benihana restaurant in London before the two cosy up in the back of a cab.
Fans of Little Mix have been tweeting about Jesy and Leigh-Anne’s mutual man, with many shocked that the singer is dating an ex of her former bandmate.
Leigh-Anne, who has since settled down with fiancé Andre Gray and welcomed twin babies, isn’t the only famous ex of Lucien, who has also enjoyed a fling with Kerry Katona, 41.
Looking cosy: Emily In Paris star Lucien, 29, dated Leigh-Anne, 30, in 2012, while Jesy was pictured having a passionate moment with the actor during a wild night out on Saturday
Lucien and Kerry met on the 2011 series of Celebrity Big Brother, when he was 19 and she was 31. The two went on to gush about their love for one another after an on-air flirtation.
The romance stalled though when Lucien was reported to have tried to make a move on TOWIE star Sam Faiers and Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna during a wild night out without Kerry.
A partygoer at the time told the Daily Star: ‘He was a total joke. He tried to latch onto Sam and Gemma and they turned him down flat. He was quite brazen about it and no one was in any doubt what he was after.’
They added: ‘He’s been all over the mags talking about his love for Kerry, and the next minute he’s trying to bag two girls.’
After the story broke, a heartbroken Kerry backtracked on her plans to move in with the actor, saying at the time: ‘I love him but I’m not going to marry him. I’ve been hurt so much.’
Date night: Photos have emerged of Leigh-Anne, then 21, cuddling up to Lucien as they enjoyed a meal out during their romance nine years ago
Close: The two enjoyed an animated conversation over dinner in a deserted restaurant before leaving together
Casual: Leigh-Anne, 21 at the time, was dressed down in skinny jeans and a hoodie for the dinner at Benihana restaurant in London
Making their exit: The two couldn’t avoid the cameras after their cosy date night
Low profile: The two stars were seen trying to hide from the cameras as they left the restaurant after a late dinner
Jesy meanwhile is reportedly ‘mortified’ after being pictured drunkenly flirting with Lucien.
Pals close to Jesy told MailOnline the singer, 30, is ’embarrassed’ by the photographs and insists she’s ‘single’ – despite being pictured with on-off boyfriend Harry James last month.
A source said: ‘Jesy and Lucien met up on a night out after two friendship groups came together and took a rickshaw to the club but left separately.
‘She was letting her hair down on a Saturday night and is embarrassed her flirtation with Lucien has come to light – but there is nothing more between them.
Shock: Fans of Little Mix have been tweeting about Jesy and Leigh-Anne’s mutual man, with many shocked that the singer is dating an ex of her former bandmate
Cute: The couple were pictured enjoying a date for two before Lucien larked around with the chef’s red hat
Say cheese! Leigh-Anne beamed as she happily take a photo of her beau and the chef
Young love? It’s thought the singer and hunky actor only enjoyed a date or two before going their separate ways
A long time ago: Leigh-Anne is now happily loved up with Andre Gray, with the couple welcoming twin babies earlier this year
‘Her relationship with Harry only ended again recently, they remain good friends and continue to work together but he’s now with a new partner. Jesy insists herself and Lucien didn’t kiss even though they looked close in the pictures.’
MailOnline has contacted Jesy and Lucien’s representatives for comment.
Jesy was photographed with Lucien after they dinned together at restaurant Yatay in London’s Soho before continuing their evening at Tabu nightclub.
The pair were seen in the back of a rickshaw where Jesy attempted to embrace Lucien, while he tried to keep his distance.
In one image, Jesy moved her lips closer to Lucien’s, but the pair didn’t kiss despite the star’s efforts.
MailOnline understands Jesy went back to her Essex home alone and herself and Lucien have no plans to meet up in the future.
Back in the day: At the time of Leigh-Anne’s fling with Lucien her band Little Mix had only been together for a year after forming on the 2011 series of X Factor
Rising star: Leigh-Anne did her best to keep a low profile as her love life hit the headlines at the time
Heading home: The singer and actor both jumped in the same car to head home
Nothing serious: Leigh-Anne is reported to have enjoyed just a couple of dates with lothario Lucien. She met her now fiancé Andre Gray in 2016
Having fun: Leigh-Anne captured much of their date on her phone, gleefully snapping photos of Lucien
Dating around: Lucien has been in the headlines over the last decade for dating a string of famous faces
Jesy and on-off boyfriend Harry were last pictured together in October – a month after they enjoyed a luxury holiday in Antigua.
The couple got together in 2017, splitting after 16 months but rekindled their romance in September.
Singer Jesy commented three flame emojis on Harry’s most recent Instagram post, which was shared on November 20.
Harry, who directed Jesy’s music video for Boyz, which features rapper Nicki Minaj, also photographed the ex-girl band star for her recent magazine cover shoots.
Jesy received a backlash from fans who accused of her ‘blackfishing’ due to her appearance in the video, while her ex-band mates including Leigh-Anne admitted to warning her about cultural appropriation during her time in Little Mix.
Another ex: Lucien has also enjoyed a fling with Kerry Katona. The two met on the 2011 series of Celebrity Big Brother, when he was 19 and she was 31
Lucien Laviscount’s love life: A timeline
Lucien had a teenage fling with actress Dominique early in his career.
The pair are thought to have only dated for a few months, while he was starring in Coronation Street as Ben Richardson and she played Lauren Valentine on Hollyoaks.
Lucien then went on to date glamour model and Big Brother 2009 winner Sophie, shortly after she ended a two-month fling with Gary Lineker’s son George.
Speaking to New! magazine that year, Sophie said: ‘He’s the whole package.
‘On Big Brother, I described my perfect guy – funny, good looking and nice – and that’s him.’
Lucien enjoyed a brief fling with the Topshop heiress after they were spotted on a night out in Birmingham in September of 2011 and again the following month.
Speaking to New! magazine that year about Chloe, Lucien said: ‘There might have been a cheeky goodnight kiss the other night…there’s a spark there.’
While they never had a serious relationship, Lucien did enjoy a brief fling with Chelsee.
The pair were spotted getting cosy at the OK! magazine Christmas party in 2011 where they were reported to have shared a kiss.
Lucien was rumoured to have dated his former Coronation Street co-star Brooke.
The pair starred together in the soap for a year back in 2009, with Lucien playing Ben and Brooke starring as Sophie Webster.
She later apologised for any offence caused and said she was ‘tanned’ following her break in Antigua with Harry.
Lucien will feature in the upcoming second series of Emily In Paris, which stars A-List actress and model Lily Collins, 32.
After appearing in an advert for retailer Marks & Spencer aged 10, Lucien bagged roles in Grange Hill, Coronation Street and Waterloo Road.
Jesy’s drunken flirtation with Lucien came a week after she last publicly showed affection towards Harry, who she still follows on Instagram.
The singer, who left Little Mix in December 2020, has dated a string of stars including Our Girl actor Sean Sagar, Love Island’s Chris Hughes, dancer Jordan Banjo, and she was previously engaged to Rixton frontman Jake Roche.
On-air flirtation: The two enjoyed a cosy three weeks in the BB house before Kerry declard her love for Lucien when they left
Ladies man: The romance stalled though when Lucien was reported to have tried to make a move on TOWIE star Sam Faiers and Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna during a wild night out
Jesy Nelson’s love life: A timeline
At the start of her career, Jesy dated Diversity star Jordan.
During the height of their romance, her bandmate Jade Thirwall revealed their boyfriends were banned from their tour bus to avoid distracting the band.
The couple’s conflicting schedules eventually ended their relationship after two years of dating.
Jesy began dating Jake shortly after her split from Jordan. He is the son of Coleen Nolan and Shane Richie and frontman of indie group Rixton.
After a year of dating, Jake popped the question in 2015 during a Little Mix soundcheck and had Ed Sheeran surprise her on stage with her favourite song Tenerife Sea – from Ed’s 2014 album X.
They split in November 2015. His mum Coleen revealed they remain friends and the break-up was amicable between the pair.
Chris Hughes was not Jesy’s first reality star romance after she dated TOWIE star Chris Clark in 2017 – much to fans’ surprise.
Things ended very badly however when Chris admitted he broke up with Jesy over text – and used his ex-girlfriend Amber Dowding’s phone to send the text.
He said at the time: ‘I used Amber’s to do it. I was never going to escape it. I had to just deal with it. She was on the other side of the world. I am happier now than I ever have been.’
Jesy dated musician Harry for 16 months before parting ways in November 2018.
Their romance first came to light when they holidayed together in Mykonos in July 2017.
The following year – and just two months before she began dating Chris – a source close to the star said: ‘Jesy and Harry enjoyed their time together but have decided to call it a day.
Jesy began dating Chris in January last year, when they confirmed their romance over a steamy date at a kebab shop.
He stood by her through the release of her groundbreaking documentary Odd One Out and featured in the documentary.
Sadly however, it was revealed in April that after self-isolating separately, Jesy split from Chris over the phone.
2020 – 2021
Jesy’s most recent high profile relationship was with Our Girl actor Sean Sean, but the two split in January after nine months of dating.
The former Little Mix singer admitted it was the first relationship where she had been ‘kept on her toes’, as she revealed previous boyfriends have treated her like a ‘princess’.
Jesy explained that she typically got ‘bored’ in these relationships and ended up viewing her partner as more of a friend.
After their breakup, Sean ‘liked’ a string of glamorous snaps online, including of Too Hot To Handle star Nicole O’Brien and model Yasmeen Falck.