Chloe Ayling hit headlines after flirting with Jermaine Pennant in the Celebrity Big Brother house, despite him having a wife on the outside world.
But the gorgeous model put all the drama behind her as she stepped out with a new man, Jack Harrison, on Tuesday night, at the National Reality Television Awards.
While no details of Jack were previously known, The Sun have now stated that Jack was previously jailed for a year after inflicting grievous bodily harm against footballer Lakhdeep Dosanjh following a random attack in a nightclub.
Harrison, who was 23 at the time, pleaded guilty on the day of his trial – after Dosanjh’s jaw was broken in two places following an unprovoked attack.
He was unable to play football again, in case he suffered further injury to his jaw.
In a statement today, Jack told The Sun Online: “I made a drunken mistake as a young man and I paid for it.
“I’m very sorry to all that were involved. Since then I have rebuilt my life and am in a positive place.”
After he and Chloe were photographed together at the event, she said nothing about the pair’s relationship – but did post a photo of them alongside a love-heart emoji.
Earlier, she had spoken out about coming face-to-face with Jermaine and his wife following her stint on the Channel 5 show.
She told the publication: “I haven’t seen him since the CBB after party..
“I didn’t contact his wife after I got out but I would speak to her if I saw her.
“It’s always better to sort this out in person.”