Chris Hughes is said to be “gutted” because 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, told friends he was unhappy to see the Little Mix star, 29, found a new man.
A source speaking to the publication said, “Chris was really in love with Jesy and wanted it to work.
Upset: Chris Hughes would be ‘gutted’ because Jesy Nelson would have moved on with Our Girl star Sean Sagar
“He thought they were going to be together forever, so seeing pictures of her with Sean’s arms on her bare skin, looking warm and relaxed, was a tough pill to swallow. It’s empty.
“He is aware that Sean and Jesy became more friendly and started hanging out shortly after their split. “
The source added that Chris took their breakup harshly and the lockdown made it “doubly difficult”, but clarified that the reality TV star has a good network of friends to support him.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Chris for comment.
Romance failed: Source claimed Chris ‘was really in love with Jesy’ and had taken their breakup difficult, so seeing her comfortable with Sean ‘was a hard pill to swallow’
Last week, Jesy was seen doing a cozy display with Sean just three weeks after she denied the couple were dating.
The Little Mix singer is said to have “laughed” as the actor “put his arm around her” during a trip to the Roof East bar in Stratford, London.
In footage obtained by The Sun, Jesy and Sean, 30, appeared in good spirits as they stood together before joining a pal at a table.
A source told the publication: “They seemed very popular. They were hugging as they waited to come in and he had his arm around her and kissed her on the top of her head.
New love? Last week, Jesy was seen doing a cozy display with Our Girl star Sean (pictured in 2019) as she was supposed to ‘laugh’ as the actor ‘put his arm around her’
“They didn’t seem to hide 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 at her.
MailOnline then reached out to representatives for Jesy and Sean for comment.
It comes after Jesy’s rep insisted to MailOnline in a statement she was ‘just friends’ with the actor after he was pictured leaving his home in Essex.
Hunky: A source claimed the couple looked ‘loved’ on their date and ‘didn’t seem to be hiding it from anyone’ (Sean pictured in February)
They said: “Jesy categorically denied that she was dating Sean Sagar and said that they are just friends. “
In early July, Sean was spotted leaving Jesy’s house in photos obtained by The Sun, after spending several days with her at a mutual friend’s house in Reading.
Sources claimed the couple returned to Jesy’s home and left later that evening.
Sean is best known for his role as Private Jaiden ‘Monk’ Montgomery on the BBC series Our Girl opposite Michelle Keegan, and also appeared in Guy Ritchie’s film The Gentlemen earlier this year.
Not true! However, Jesy denied claims that she was dating Sean from Our Girl in early July, insisting in a statement that they are “just friends”
Jesy and Sean follow each other on Instagram as well, and in the past, he has liked several of her sexy shots on social media.
A source told The Sun: “Jesy and Sean hit it off really well. Their special bond also cheered him up, as all of his acting work had been put on hold due to the coronavirus.
“So dating Jesy made him very happy again. But Jesy insisted he was just a companion for her.
It comes three months after it was revealed that Jesy had split from boyfriend Chris as they began to isolate themselves separately during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Screen Star: Sean is known to many for his role as Private Jaiden ‘Monk’ Montgomery on the BBC series Our Girl opposite Michelle Keegan
Jesy went into lockdown at her Essex home with her best friend Charlotte Driver after her split from Chris.
A source told The Sun: “Jesy and Chris broke up a few weeks ago. Everything was very friendly and they are still very good friends.
“Jesy called Chris and led the conversation about their relationship and they both agreed that it was like she had taken her course – they’re both doing absolutely fine. “
The Little Mix singer has also dated Diversity’s Jordan Banjo, Rixton star Jake Roche, and TOWIE’s Chris Clark.
End: The split of Jesy and Chris came as a surprise to many fans as they appeared to be madly in love, though sources claimed they remained friends (pictured at happier times)