Jesy Nelson is thought to be ‘mortified’ over her cosy display with Lucien Laviscount during a night out in London.
The Boyz singer, 30, was spotted looking close to the Emily In Paris actor while on the back of a rickshaw.
The former Little Mix star looked lovingly at the 29-year-old and appeared to be leaning in for a kiss at one point.
However, an insider has now claimed that the X Factor winner has been left ‘embarrassed’ that their flirtation became public knowledge, as the Waterloo Road star was previously linked to her ex-bandmate, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, in 2012.
‘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,’ a source told the MailOnline.
‘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.
‘Her relationship with Harry may have ended but they remain good friends and continue to work together and he’s now with a new partner.
‘Jesy insists herself and Lucien didn’t kiss even though they looked close in the pictures.’
Another source also told the Sun that they just happened to cross paths during separate nights out, and are definitely not dating.
‘Jesy is single. She and Lucien were at separate clubs on different nights out, but shared a rickshaw ride across London,’ they said.
‘They weren’t kissing and now Jesy’s seen the photos, she’s absolutely mortified.
‘They’re not boyfriend and girlfriend – they just ran into each other on a night out.’
Jesy was most recently linked to former boyfriend Harry James, with speculation that they had jetted out to Antigua earlier this year on a romantic trip.
Lifting the lid on her love life in a candid chat with the Guardian, she recently insisted that she is totally single and has no plans to get into another relationship any time soon.
‘I like waking up and knowing this day is just for me and I don’t need to worry about anyone but me,’ she added ‘I’m really not looking for a relationship anymore.
‘Part of me feels I should be single forever because in relationships you have to sacrifice so much.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Jesy’s reps for a comment.
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