EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Roberts, 42, is secretly dating artist, 25, who has worked with Drake and Anthony Joshua – as Pussycat Doll embarks on first relationship since Giovanni Pernice
Ashley Roberts is in a new relationship with artist George Rollinson, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.
The Pussycat Doll, 42, enjoyed a romantic holiday in Dubai with boyfriend George, 25, last week, soaking up the sunsets at beachfront hotel Caesars Palace and dining at the likes of luxury Italian restaurant Scalini.
Posting an Instagram story from her break, the Heart Radio presenter shared a glimpse of her new man, who had his hand rested on her thigh in the back of a taxi.
The artist collaborated with boxer Francis Ngannou for his fight against Tyson Fury last Saturday, decorating the Cameroonian’s boots with his own designs and has created elaborate pieces for the likes of celebrity clients Drake and Anthony Joshua.
George, who is 17 years Ashley’s junior, is her first serious partner since her split from Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice in 2020.
Ashley Roberts is in a new relationship with artist George Rollinson, MailOnline can exclusively reveal
The artist has created elaborate pieces for the likes of celebrity clients Drake and Anthony Joshua and recently collaborated with boxer Francis Ngannou for his fight against Tyson Fury
Pictured on the beach in front of the Burj Al Arab, George wrote: ‘Last Dubai trip of the year. Priceless. Ciao for now’
A source told MailOnline: ‘Ashley and George are smitten with each other.
‘They have chosen to keep their relationship private for now but gradually have started sharing snippets from their life together on social media.
‘George is extremely successful in his own right, creating artwork for massive names and establishing himself in his craft from a young age.
‘Ashley isn’t at all bothered about their age difference… they have similar interests, and he has inspired her creatively, she hasn’t felt this way in a long time.’
Following the couple’s Dubai getaway, Ashley uploaded a series of photos captioning the post: ‘Dubai my lover. Dubai my friend.’
On Instagram she shared an image of a pasta dish coated in truffle shavings, with boyfriend George uploading a matching snap.
Pictured on the beach in front of the Burj Al Arab, George wrote: ‘Last Dubai trip of the year. Priceless. Ciao for now.’
The pair looked content as they listened to music in the back of a taxi with Ashley tagging friend, former The Saturdays singer Vanessa White, in her post, while George revealed that they were singing along to Wham! track Club Tropicana.
MailOnline has contacted Ashley’s representatives for comment.
The Pussycat Doll enjoyed a holiday in Dubai with George last week, soaking up the sunsets at beachfront hotel Caesars Palace and dining at the likes of luxury Italian restaurant Scalini
A source told MailOnline that Ashley ‘isn’t bothered’ by the couple’s age difference and that George has ‘inspired’ her creatively
Posting an Instagram story from her break, the Heart Radio presenter shared a glimpse of her new man, who had his hand rested on her thigh in the back of a taxi
Ashley showcased her incredible bikini body during her time in Dubai, smiling as she angled her curves towards the camera
Ashley shared a series of images from the couple’s getaway, including a photograph of a pasta meal she ate at Italian restaurant Scalini, with George posting an identical snap
George also posted photos from their trip, sharing the same pasta dinner with truffle shavings
Ashley’s last public relationship was with Strictly professional Giovanni, 33, who is nine years her junior.
The couple were together for over a year before splitting in 2020.
They met when Ashley starred on the BBC series in 2018, competing with Pasha Kovalev in the competition and finishing as a finalist.
Giovanni, who was forced to quit Strictly this season after his celebrity dance partner Amanda Abbington left the show, dated Love Island star Maura Higgins following his romance with Ashley.
It was speculated in 2012 after her stint in the I’m A Celeb jungle that Ashley shared a brief fling with host Declan Donnelly, though the pair never publicly confirmed.
The singer posed in the Dubai sand wearing a multicoloured dress during her sun-drenched break
George is Ashley’s first serious partner since her split from Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice in 2020 (pictured in April 2019)
Ashley was pictured leaving her presenting role at Heart Radio on Thursday wearing a leather jacket and trousers with black heels
The star looked chic in black sunglasses after leaving the breakfast radio show, which is presented by her close friend Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston
On Thursday morning, Ashley was pictured leaving the Heart Radio studios in central London where she stars alongside close friend Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston as the Showbiz correspondent on the breakfast show.
The singer wore a black high neck top with leather trousers and a crocodile print jacket and had her hair styled in a sleek bun.
Wearing the same outfit, Ashley appeared in an Instagram story alongside Amanda, where the two poked fun at the fact they were both in all-black.
In celebration of Halloween, Ashley, Amanda and Jamie dressed as the Scooby Doo characters Daphne, Velma and Shaggy, posting pictures of their colourful outfits from the Heart Radio studio.
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