Denise Van Outen’s new boyfriend Jimmy Barba was once an Italian reality star who sent flirty messages to the likes of Cheryl and Laura Woods, MailOnline can reveal.
The singer, 48, went public with her new husband Jimmy, 55, this week as they attended the Grand Prix Ball – five months after she split from her cheating ex Eddie Boxshall.
Denise has enjoyed a long life in the limelight, starring in various shows and showing off her singing talents in the West End and it has now been revealed that her new partner has embarked on a similar career path.
Brushing with fame: Denise Van Outen’s new boyfriend Jimmy Barba was once an Italian reality star (pictured right on Big Brother Italy) who sent flirty messages to the likes of Cheryl and Laura Woods, MailOnline can reveal
In 2010, Jimmy became a household name in Italy after starring in the eleventh series of Big Brother (Grande Fratello), where he placed fourth.
Though he may not have won the series and bagged the top prize of €300,000, he entertained audiences during his time by striking up romances with two of his roommates, Rosa Baiano and Margherita Zanatta.
What followed was a short-lived pop career that saw Jimmy release three singles between 2012 and 2013 — though they failed to light up the charts.
More recently, Jimmy – who described his career as a dancer and farmer while appearing on Grande Fratello – has shunned the world of showbiz to become a real estate developer.
Cute couple: The 48-year-old singer went public with her new husband Jimmy, 55, this week as they attended the Grand Prix Ball – five months after she split from her cheating ex Eddie Boxshall
However, the British-Italian star revealed he still has an interest in celebrity culture as he struck up a conversation with the likes of Sky Sports’ singers Cheryl and Laura Woods.
In 2019, Jimmy quickly offered himself as a romantic prospect for Cheryl, 34, who tweeted, “Will you be my valentine?!” which prompted Jimmy to quickly reply, “Yep.”
In December 2021, Jimmy was quick to call Laura “Beautiful” with a kissing emoji after she shared a snap showing off one of her outfits.
Jimmy is said to have been dating Denise for a few weeks after being introduced by All Saints star Shaznay Lewis, with an insider telling MailOnline they were “on a couple of dates”.
“It’s still early days but everything is going really well and Denise is happy,” the source revealed.
Stripping: In 2010, Jimmy became a household name in Italy after starring in the eleventh series of Big Brother
Singing sensation: What followed Big Brother was a short-lived pop career that saw Jimmy release three singles between 2012 and 2013
Match made in heaven? The pair appear to have a lot in common with photos posted to his social media grid of Jimmy walking on stage with a mic in hand
Sources told MailOnline the couple have been dating for a few weeks after being introduced by a mutual friend.
The entrepreneur owns Whiteditch Lane Development LTD and appears to be the father of a young daughter based on photos added to his Twitter account.
Denise is mother to 10-year-old Betsy, whom she shares with ex-partner Lee Mead, and while she has appeared on many West End shows, Jimmy is also a singer.
Denise officially took to Instagram with Jimmy on Thursday morning, sharing photos of the two snuggling up and dining with friends at the event.
Cheeky! In 2019, Jimmy quickly offered himself as a romantic prospect for Cheryl, 34, who tweeted, “Will you be my valentine?!” which prompted Jimmy to quickly reply, “Yep.”
Hey everyone: In December 2021, Sky Sports’ Jimmy was quick to call Laura Woods “Beautiful” with a kissing emoji after she shared a snap showing off one of her outfits
The pair appear to have a lot in common with photos posted to his social media grid showing him walking on stage with a microphone in hand.
It’s Denise’s first relationship since she revealed it had split from his partner Eddie of seven in a New Year’s Instagram post after initially discovering their infidelity in November 2021.
She caught Eddie sexually flirting with three women and described his behavior as “disrespectful and devastatingly hurtful.”
Denise claimed she found images and Instagram messages on Eddie’s iPad detailing the ordeal in her autobiography, A Bit Of Me: From Basildon To Broadway And Back.
Denise wrote: “There were also Instagram messages alluding to phone sex with a third woman. I quickly found the woman’s profile using her alias only to find that I had previously blocked her on my Instagram account – which struck me as odd.”
She continued, “This was a woman I didn’t know who clearly had an online connection with my boyfriend. Why would I have blocked her from my Instagram account. I immediately unblocked her and sent her a message telling her how she knew Eddie.”
She added: “She suggested that Eddie had probably walked into my phone and blocked her from texting me.
“She has apparently been in FaceTime and texting with Eddie for a long time – often from home and sometimes from my flat in Hampstead, which she apparently mistook to be his.
“They had never met in person, but she said the conversations turned sexual in nature pretty quickly – some of the stuff I found on the phone seemed to confirm that.
“But she was upset with Eddie because he seemed to have ghosted her.”
Split: Denise announced that she split from Eddie Boxshall in January after finding out he had cheated on her during their seven-year relationship (pictured February 2020)
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