Strictly Come Dancing hunk Giovanni Pernice, who previously dated his dance partner Georgia May-Foote, took to Instagram to finally reveal he was dating The Only Way Is Essex star Jess Wright in a romantic photo of the pair.
Kissing her on the cheek, the professional dancer captioned the sultry shot with: “Buon San Valentino @jesswright77.”
The pair have been rumoured to be dating for weeks, after being snapped meeting up with each other on a number of occasions – but they always denied the claims.
However, at The Pure Package Wellness Awards a week before, Jess exclusively told OK! Online the reasons why she keeps her romances under wraps – before awkwardly squirming about her relationship with the dancing hunk.
“I mean, it’s just. He’s a friend of mine. I can’t remember. I literally can’t remember. Friend of a friend you know,” she said when asked if they were an item, before giggling into her hand.
Revealing why she keeps her relationships a secret, she continued: “In the last year I was seeing guys that no-one knew anything about. When everyone knows, that’s when I feel it all goes wrong.”
Jess Wright shows off her incredible figure in a black one piece [Splash]
[Georgia May Foote/Instagram]
The professional dancer, 26, and reality star, 32, have apparently been secretly dating for months, and were finally pictured together by a fan who shared the snap on Twitter.
A source told The Sun Online: “They’ve been on a few dates, but it’s early days. They met through her brother Mark’s Strictly connections from when he was on the show and they’re getting to know each other.
“Giovanni was in the stalls bar and he bought two drinks, then Jess arrived. She was wearing all black, but it wasn’t like she was hiding or anything. Giovanni was taking pictures with fans, but no-one seemed to notice Jess.
“She was really glammed up. It was obvious to everyone it was a date. They were talking really closely, leaning into each other. Their body language looked like they’d known each other for a while.
“They finished their drinks and went into the show and sat just behind me.
“They must have stepped out early as I didn’t see them at the end.”