Nicole O’Brien has responded to rumours she’s dating her Too Hot To Handle co-star David Birtwistle.
Since leaving the hit Netflix dating show, the Cork native has grown closer to the former semi-professional rugby player, sparking dating rumours.
Addressing the speculation in her recent YouTube video, Nicole admitted that she received “about a thousand” questions about her and David’s relationship.
Responding to a question about whether her and David were together, Nicole said: “No, we’re not, sorry to disappoint.”
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“Myself and David are just friends,” she explained.
“David is absolutely amazing, such a lovely guy, and I’ll let you in on a secret, we did have a kiss ages and ages ago,” Nicole admitted.
“But we decided that it was better to remain friends, so I’m sorry to disappoint.”
Nicole previously dated Bryce Hirschberg after meeting on the show, but struggled to make things work after the coronavirus pandemic hit.
The London-based Cork native admitted that doing a long-distance relationship with Bryce, who lives in the United States, was challenging during the lockdown.
“Bryce and I were seeing each other and trying to work on long distance and then Covid hit, which was not the ideal situation when you’re trying to work on that,” she told The Sun.
“I had three flights booked throughout summer to see him and he was meant to come over but we just left things.
“We thought, let’s be realistic, we won’t see each other for at least a year but we’re still in contact. I’d still class him as one of my good friends.
“We got on so well, we’re very similar in interests and he’s such a gentleman, he’s so lovely,” she added.
“Usually American humour isn’t my type but he was my type the more I got to know him. We’re still talking away but we’re leaving it for now and we’ll see what happens next year when the world opens up again.”