Chris Hughes is allegedly ‘gutted’ that Jesy Nelson has moved on with Our Girl star Sean Sagar.
According to a report from The Sun on Saturday, the former Love Island star, 27, has told friends he was unhappy to see the Little Mix star, 29, had found a new man.
A source speaking to the publication claimed: ‘Chris was really in love with Jesy and wanted it to work.
Upset: Chris Hughes is said to be ‘gutted’ over ex girlfriend Jesy Nelson’s new romance with Sean Sagar, it was claimed on Saturday
‘He thought they were going to be together for ever, so seeing pictures of her with Sean’s arms on her bare skin, looking warm and relaxed, was a hard pill to swallow. He’s gutted.
‘He’s aware that Sean and Jesy became more friendly and started hanging out soon after they split.’
The source added that Chris had taken their breakup hard and found lockdown had made things ‘doubly tough’, but stipulated that Chris had a good network of friends to support him.
MailOnline has contacted Chris’ representatives for comment.
Failed romance: A source claimed that Chris ‘was really in love with Jesy’ and has taken their breakup hard, so to see her move on with Sean ‘was a hard pill to swallow’
Last week, Jesy was seen putting on a cosy display with Sean just three weeks after she denied the pair were dating.
The Little Mix singer was said to be ‘laughing’ as the actor ‘put his arm around her’ during a trip to Roof East bar in London’s Stratford.
In pictures obtained by The Sun, Jesy and Sean, 30, appeared to be in good spirits as they stand together before joining a pal at a table.
A source told the publication: ‘They seemed pretty loved up. They were hugging as they waited to go in and he had his arm round her and kissed her on the top of the head.
New love? Last week, Jesy was seen putting on a cosy display with Our Girl star Sean (pictured in 2019) as she was said to be ‘laughing’ as the actor ‘put his arm around her’
‘They didn’t seem to be hiding it from anyone and looked like any new couple on a date.
While another added: ‘They looked so comfortable together and she was laughing. She looked so happy and didn’t care who was looking.’
MailOnline contacted Jesy and Sean’s representatives for comment at the time.
It comes after Jesy’s representative insisted to MailOnline in a statement that she’s ‘just friends’ with the actor after he was pictured leaving her home in Essex.
Hunky: A source claimed the pair looked ‘loved-up’ during their outing and ‘didn’t seem to be hiding it from anyone’ (Sean pictured in February)
They said: ‘Jesy has adamantly denied that she is dating Sean Sagar, and states that they are just friends.’
At the start of July Sean was spotted leaving Jesy’s house in pictures obtained by The Sun, after spending several days with her at a mutual friend’s house in Reading.
Sources claimed the pair headed back to Jesy’s home and he left later that evening.
Sean is known for his role as Private Jaiden ‘Monk’ Montgomery in the BBC series Our Girl opposite Michelle Keegan, and also appeared in the Guy Ritchie film The Gentlemen earlier this year.
Not true! However Jesy denied claims she was dating Our Girl’s Sean back at the start of July, insisting in a statement they’re ‘just friends’
Jesy and Sean also follow each other on Instagram, and in the past he has liked several of her sexy social media snaps.
A source told The Sun: ‘Jesy and Sean have really hit it off. Their special bond has cheered him up too, as all his acting work had been put on hold due to Coronavirus.
‘So hanging out with Jesy has made him really happy again. But Jesy has insisted he’s just a mate to her.’
It comes three months after it was revealed that Jesy had split from her boyfriend Chris Hughes as they began to isolate separately during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Screen star: Sean is known to many for his role as Private Jaiden ‘Monk’ Montgomery in the BBC series Our Girl opposite Michelle Keegan
Jesy has been spending lockdown in her Essex home with best friend Charlotte Driver after her split from Chris.
A source told The Sun: ‘Jesy and Chris split up a couple of weeks ago. It was all very amicable and they’re still really good friends.
‘Jesy rang Chris and led the conversation about their relationship and both agreed that it felt like it had run its course – they’re both absolutely fine.’
The Little Mix singer has also dated Diversity’s Jordan Banjo, Rixton star Jake Roche, along with TOWIE’s Chris Clark.
End: Jesy and Chris’ split came as a surprise to many fans as they had appeared to be madly in love, though sources claimed they’ve remained friends (pictured in happier times)