Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas celebrate New Year's Eve together in New York

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas celebrate New Year's Eve together in New York

Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh have continued to brush off their romance woes, choosing to spend New Year's Eve together in New York. The couple

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Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh have continued to brush off their romance woes, choosing to spend New Year’s Eve together in New York. 

The couple were rocked by video footage of Lucy appearing to get close to a mystery man in Dubai, but moving past the scandal, the former TOWIE star and her beau kicked off 2019 with a romantic trip to the Big Apple. 

Taking to Instagram, Lucy revealed that the duo were partying with friends to see out 2018 – with Ryan missing his ex-partner Tina O’Brien’s wedding to be with his girlfriend across the pond. 

United front: Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh have continued to brush off their romance woes, choosing to spend New Year's Eve together in New York

United front: Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh have continued to brush off their romance woes, choosing to spend New Year's Eve together in New York

United front: Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh have continued to brush off their romance woes, choosing to spend New Year’s Eve together in New York

Documenting their night on social media, Lucy shared a short video clip as she arrived in New York, with Ryan seen walking ahead of Lucy as they made their way through their hotel. 

She was later seen drinking cocktails as the duo joined their friends at a lavish rooftop bar, with a view of Brooklyn Bridge, to ring in the New Year with a booze-fuelled night out. 

While Ryan didn’t feature again in her Instagram story, the former soap star revealed via his own page on the social media platform that he jetted overseas for New Year’s Eve. 

Sharing a photo of himself holding a bottle of champagne while posing with Virgin Atlantic air crew, Ryan told fans: ‘Landing on New Year’s Eve with a bottle of bubbly from the @virginatlantic staff.’

Still together: The couple were rocked by video footage of Lucy appearing to get close to a mystery man in Dubai, but seem to have moved on from the scandal

Still together: The couple were rocked by video footage of Lucy appearing to get close to a mystery man in Dubai, but seem to have moved on from the scandal

Still together: The couple were rocked by video footage of Lucy appearing to get close to a mystery man in Dubai, but seem to have moved on from the scandal

NYE bash: Taking to Instagram, Lucy revealed that the duo were partying with friends to see out 2018 in the Big Apple

NYE bash: Taking to Instagram, Lucy revealed that the duo were partying with friends to see out 2018 in the Big Apple

NYE bash: Taking to Instagram, Lucy revealed that the duo were partying with friends to see out 2018 in the Big Apple

Trip overseas: Lucy shared a short video clip as she arrived in New York, with Ryan seen walking ahead of Lucy as they made their way through their hotel

Trip overseas: Lucy shared a short video clip as she arrived in New York, with Ryan seen walking ahead of Lucy as they made their way through their hotel

Trip overseas: Lucy shared a short video clip as she arrived in New York, with Ryan seen walking ahead of Lucy as they made their way through their hotel

He then proceeded to wish his family and friends happy new year individually on his story, including his brothers Scott and Adam Thomas and former co-star Brooke Vincent, but noticeable missed out girlfriend Lucy. 

Ryan’s appearance in New York suggests he chose not to attend his ex-partner Tina O’Brien’s wedding to her long-term beau Adam Crofts. 

According to reports, Ryan – who shares daughter Scarlett, 10, with Tina – had been invited to the nuptials held in his hometown of Manchester on New Year’s Eve, but was a no show. 

His trip to New York with Lucy comes as the pair continue to put on a united front following video footage surfacing of Lucy appearing to get close to a mystery man while holidaying in Dubai. 

Jetting off: Former soap star Ryan revealed via his own page on the social media platform that he jetted overseas for New Year's Eve

Jetting off: Former soap star Ryan revealed via his own page on the social media platform that he jetted overseas for New Year's Eve

Jetting off: Former soap star Ryan revealed via his own page on the social media platform that he jetted overseas for New Year’s Eve

Rocked: His trip to New York with Lucy comes as the pair continue to put on a united front following video footage surfacing of Lucy appearing to get close to a mystery man while holidaying in Dubai

Rocked: His trip to New York with Lucy comes as the pair continue to put on a united front following video footage surfacing of Lucy appearing to get close to a mystery man while holidaying in Dubai

Rocked: His trip to New York with Lucy comes as the pair continue to put on a united front following video footage surfacing of Lucy appearing to get close to a mystery man while holidaying in Dubai

In footage obtained exclusively by MailOnline, Lucy was seen planting a kiss on the mystery man’s cheek, holding his hand and caressing his back, while sources claimed she was ‘rubbing the inside of his leg’ and they later left ‘two minutes apart’. 

After the video of Lucy’s nightclub moment appeared, the star took to Twitter to claim she was bidding farewell to a friend in the clip – yet the point was met with ridicule from Twitter users, who insisted the exchange was suspicious.

She furiously wrote: ‘Since when has saying goodbye to a friend turned into a cosy night out?! #ridiculous’ – however sources now claim Ryan is less than pleased.

Lucy insisted the video was ‘not that bad’ and had been taken out of context and took to Twitter to like a series of messages including a note reading: ‘The video wasn’t even that bad.. mad how people are so quick to jump to conclusions’.  

Ryan, however, was said to be ‘in pieces’ after seeing the video. 

Insiders revealed to MailOnline the actor was left devastated by her actions yet believes her version of events that she was merely saying goodbye to a pal and was overly tactile due to drink.

Rocked: Lucy insisted the video was 'not that bad' and had been taken out of context, with reports claiming Ryan was left 'in pieces' over the footage

Rocked: Lucy insisted the video was 'not that bad' and had been taken out of context, with reports claiming Ryan was left 'in pieces' over the footage

Rocked: Lucy insisted the video was ‘not that bad’ and had been taken out of context, with reports claiming Ryan was left ‘in pieces’ over the footage

A source said: ‘He is in pieces over the video – really upset. He’s a pretty forgiving guy and knows how tactile Lucy can be but this footage seems a little more than someone saying goodbye.’ 

‘He’s been asking his friends and brothers what they would think and how they would react if it was their wife or partner in the video and pretty much universally, they’ve all said they wouldn’t be happy.

‘But at the moment he’s taking Lucy’s word at face value because he loves her and he wants to believe she’s telling the truth. He’s also had tons of support on social media from fans – though a fair few haven’t had such kind words for Lucy.’

The Sun later reported that the couple had furious phone conversations, with sources claiming: ‘Ryan burst into tears when he watched the video of Lucy with the mystery man and feared the worst…

‘She explained he’s just a friend and said she would never be so silly as Ryan’s mate was in Dubai at the same time. Ryan is a very emotional person who wears his heart on his sleeve.’

Out of context: Lucy has insisted she was simply saying goodbye to a friend in the video and nothing untoward had gone on

Out of context: Lucy has insisted she was simply saying goodbye to a friend in the video and nothing untoward had gone on

Out of context: Lucy has insisted she was simply saying goodbye to a friend in the video and nothing untoward had gone on

Ryan was also said to be red-faced by the awkward timing of the video, which came just days after the couple posed for a cosy magazine shoot.

In the accompanying interview, the pair declared their intentions to get engaged and buy a family home together next year, with Lucy warning: ‘You’d better get saving because I want a really heavy left hand.’  

A source told MailOnline: ‘Ryan is also pretty embarrassed that the footage emerged the same week as they appeared on the cover of OK! mag gushing about how much they love one another.’

In the wake of the video, he and Lucy chose to stay silent on the status of their relationship, until Ryan finally confirmed the duo were still together shortly after Christmas. 

The Celebrity Big Brother winner took to Instagram to share sweet clips of himself enjoying a Christmas-themed day out with daughter Scarlett and girlfriend Lucy in the captial. 

Breaking his silence: In the wake of the video, he and Lucy chose to stay silent on the status of their relationship, until Ryan confirmed the duo were still together shortly after Christmas

Breaking his silence: In the wake of the video, he and Lucy chose to stay silent on the status of their relationship, until Ryan confirmed the duo were still together shortly after Christmas

Breaking his silence: In the wake of the video, he and Lucy chose to stay silent on the status of their relationship, until Ryan confirmed the duo were still together shortly after Christmas

Brushing off their romance woes: The former soap star, 34, shared a clip of Lucy drinking a glass of wine at the bar in The Dorchester, as she sat with Scarlett watching a piano player

Brushing off their romance woes: The former soap star, 34, shared a clip of Lucy drinking a glass of wine at the bar in The Dorchester, as she sat with Scarlett watching a piano player

Still dating: While he and Lucy didn't share any direct posts with each other, reality star Lucy took to her own Instagram page to share a video of herself enjoying a drink at their hotel

Still dating: While he and Lucy didn't share any direct posts with each other, reality star Lucy took to her own Instagram page to share a video of herself enjoying a drink at their hotel

 Subtle: He and Lucy both shared similar Instagram posts to reveal they are still dating, as they enjoyed a festive day out post-Christmas with Ryan’s daughter

The trio enjoyed a trip to Winter Wonderland and a stay at Mayfair’s luxury five-star hotel The Dorchester. 

He later shared a clip of Lucy drinking a glass of wine at the bar in The Dorchester, as she sat with Scarlett watching a piano player. 

While he and Lucy didn’t share any direct posts with each other, reality star Lucy took to her own Instagram page to share a video of herself enjoying a drink at their hotel. 

Lucy and Ryan began dating in 2017, after falling for each other on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.  

History:  Lucy and Ryan began dating in 2017, after falling for each other on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls

History:  Lucy and Ryan began dating in 2017, after falling for each other on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls

History:  Lucy and Ryan began dating in 2017, after falling for each other on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls

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