Lucy Mecklenburgh, 26, and Mark Wright enjoyed a short-lived fling in 2010, a romance they later re-ignited while dating other people and then had a furious Twitter spat where he branded her “a kiss and tell girl”.
But the fitness bunny has proved she has completely put the past behind her, as she praised Michelle Keegan’s husband for his presenting career in America.
Ryan Thomas’ girlfriend said she is “really proud” of Mark, 30, and congratulated him on his success.
“What Mark has done shows that hard work pays off if you have goals,” she told The Sun. “Everyone is smashing it in their own way.”
Lucy went on to praise the rest of her The Only Way Is Essex co-stars, adding: “Everyone from the original Towie cast is doing really well.
“People have a stereotype about Essex, it makes me feel really proud. We’re all really hard workers.”
Lucy Mecklenburgh sends pulses racing with a snap in her lingerie amid Ryan Thomas split speculation [Instagram]
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Lucy and Mark briefly dated during the first series of TOWIE, while he was on a break from his nine-year relationship with Lauren Goodger.
The former couple had an on-off fling, which came to a head when Mark lashed out at Lucy on Twitter for speaking about him in an interview.
Meanwhile, Lucy is in a happy relationship with Ryan Thomas and Mark has been married to Michelle for two years.
Lucy and Ryan spent New Year’s Eve together last year, surrounded by the soap star’s family.
The couple have made their relationship work long-distance, after Ryan landed a job on Australian soap Neighbours.
After Ryan first made the move, the pair were constantly quashing split rumours.