‘Stop wor­ry­ing about Lucy’

Michelle Kee­gan’s pals re­veal she’s an­noyed Lucy Meck­len­burgh is “liv­ing her old life”

Closer (UK) - - News - By Daisy Mclure

She’s come a long S way since her soap star hey­day, swap­ping her home in Manch­ester for act­ing roles abroad and up­root­ing to Es­sex with hus­band Mark Wright.

But in­sid­ers say that since leav­ing Cor­rie three years ago, Michelle Kee­gan, 30, has been get­ting in­creas­ingly up­set over see­ing TOWIE star and for­mer love ri­val Lucy Meck­len­burgh, 26 – who is dat­ing Michelle’s for­mer co-star Ryan Thomas – live the life she used to have.

Ac­cord­ing to sources, Michelle – who was good friends with Ryan as well as Brooke Vin­cent and Sacha Parkin­son – can’t help but feel awk­ward at see­ing her old pals hang out with Lucy.

A source says: “Ever since Lucy got with Ryan and started hang­ing out in Manch­ester with all her friends she can’t help but feel like Lucy is step­ping into her shoes. There’s no love lost be­tween her and Lucy.”

The pair have a his­tory of ten­sion af­ter Lucy – who briefly dated Mark, 30, in 2010 – got with Michelle’s ex-fi­ancée Max Ge­orge from The Wanted in 2013, and even claimed Max was bet­ter than Mark in bed. Mark an­grily hit back at Lucy on Twit­ter at the time, call­ing her “noth­ing but a kiss and tell girl with no class.”

The pal says: “To Michelle, it seems like Lucy has been chas­ing fame. It was as if Lucy was try­ing to get one up on her as Michelle was with Mark. Michelle thought she was rid of her when she split with Max, but now it’s like she’s back in her life.”

Last week, Lucy was pic­tured with Ryan, 33 – who is ru­moured to be join­ing Aus­tralian soap Neigh­bours – at the Olive Tree Brasserie in Ch­ester, near where a lot of Michelle’s old friends are known to hang out, in­clud­ing Kym Marsh, 41, and Samia Ghadie, 35. Mean­while, Michelle has had to spend long pe­ri­ods of time in South Africa, where she’s been film­ing the third se­ries of Our Girl.

Closer re­ported in April how Michelle had banned Mark – who left for LA last week for his lat­est pre­sent­ing role – from go­ing to the Coachella mu­sic fes­ti­val to avoid bump­ing into Lucy, who he even­tu­ally ran into at an event in LA later that month. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives for Mark were forced to deny that he had ar­gued with Michelle over the meet­ing, claim­ing that Michelle was not “re­motely up­set” to find out they’d crossed paths.

The source adds: “Michelle trusts Mark, but friends say she’d rather not have Lucy around her mates. Mark’s told Michelle to stop wor­ry­ing about Lucy and just ig­nore it.”

The cou­ple started other see­ing each this sum­mer

Ryan and Lucy at­tended a wedding with Cor­rie co-stars Brooke and Sacha last week

Lucy and Mark dated in 2010

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