33 year old Olly Murs and 47 year old Melanie Sykes have reportedly been dating in secret for almost a year.
Olly, who was recently confirmed as the new coach on The Voice, and fitness fanatic Melanie have apparently been keeping their romance under wraps by enjoying hush-hush dates at each other’s houses.
The supposed couple, who have a 14 year age gap, allegedly bonded over their mutual love of keeping fit.
“Mel loves a younger man and really fell for Olly when he got into shape late last year”, revealed a showbiz source.
According to the insider, the pair met through a mutual friend: initially texting for a while before the messages became “quite saucy.”
“They were bonding over her fitness programme. He was a fan of her gym selfies and thought that she had an amazing body.
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“Olly was getting in shape at the time and Mel really loved his new fit bod”, the source told The Sun.
Once the couple began dating, they made every effort to hide their blossoming relationship away from prying eyes and avoid leaks to the press.
“They ended up meeting for a date and have had a whole series of secret dates at his house where she will sometimes stay overnight.
“They have both been determined for nobody to find out. It’s been a bit off and on and there’s a real physical attraction between them”, revealed the insider.
Olly hasn’t been in a serious relationship since he split from long-term girlfriend Francesca Thomas in 2015, and Melanie broke up from her second husband Jack Cockings — a roofer who was 16 years her junior — in 2014 after they met on Twitter.
OK! Online have contacted reps for Olly and Melanie for comment.