Shannen Reilly McGrath has been spotted hanging out with Vicky Pattison’s ex-fiancé Ricci Guarnaccio.
The model, who appeared on Love Island in 2017, was photographed with Ricci at Dublin Airport on Sunday, sparking rumours of romance between the pair.
A source close to Shannen told Goss.ie: “Shannen and Ricci are taking things very slow for the moment. They’re definitely not official right now, but they seem really fond of each other.”
“Ricci flew over from the UK to see Shannen on Sunday, and she picked him up from the airport with her dog Elvis. ”
“They met through a mutual friend, and got close after Ricci acted as a judge for her Miss Dublin West event three weeks ago,” the insider added.
This is the first man Shannen has been spotted with since losing her longterm boyfriend Dano Doyle last year.
The reality star was left heartbroken when Dano passed away in the hospital at the age of 31, days after he was found “without a pulse” in his cell at Mountjoy Prison.
Dano was serving a one-year sentence for possession of drugs for sale or supply.
Ricci is best known for starring in MTV’s Geordie Shore back in 2012 – when he met his now ex-fiancé Vicky Pattison.
Their relationship was notoriously rocky, and the couple called off their engagement in 2013.
Back in April, Ricci admitted that he had suicidal thoughts after his split from Vicky.
He told the Daily Star: “I loved her and wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. But for a lot of the time I didn’t know what the situation was between us. I worried I couldn’t trust her, which gave me anxiety.”
“Then I started to get bad thoughts… suicidal ones and things like that. It builds up. There was so much pressure and so much s**t. I just couldn’t be bothered anymore.”
After quitting Geordie Shore, Ricci went on to appear on Celebrity Big Brother and Ex On The Beach.
In recent months, the 32-year-old has branched out into acting, and even landed a role in Australian horror Boar.
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