RYAN Thomas' fiancée Lucy Mecklenburgh has broken her social media silence after The Sun revealed pictures of him cuddling an EastEnders actress.
The Coronation Street star embraced married Zaraah Abrahams, 35, after the National Television Awards.
Ex Towie star Lucy, who didn't attend the awards bash on Thursday night, shared a photo of her breastfeeding their baby Lilah and told fans her daughter had slept through the night.
In another post she filmed the adorable tot giggling and smiling, with Lucy, 31, telling her, "good morning!"
She also shares two-year-old son Roman with Ryan, who played Jason Grimshaw on Corrie from 2000 until 2016.
Onlookers told The Sun Ryan and Zaraah — who met while they were both in ITV’s Corrie — spent time catching up at the NTAs before hugging at an after-party.
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One said: “Ryan and Zaraah bumped into each other at the party and seemed to be getting on like a house on fire, chatting and catching up.
“Ryan was inviting Zaraah to come to his house with her family.
"They were laughing together, and he was looking at something on her phone.
“Then he pulled her in for an affectionate cuddle.
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"The drinks had been flowing all night, and he was obviously caught up in the moment."
They went on: “Afterwards they were laughing together again. It was clear they had known each other for some time, as Ryan was heard telling her, ‘You know me so well’. He then went on to tell her, ‘You know what I’m like.’ It was all very playful.”
A spokesperson for Zaraah said: “Zaraah and Ryan have been good mates for over 20 years and were just catching up as they haven’t seen each other for quite some time. It’s nothing more than that.”
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A spokeswoman for Ryan declined to comment.
Zaraah was Corrie’s Joanne Jackson for two years from 2005. She later joined EastEnders as Chelsea Fox.
Earlier, the pair saw their soaps lose to Emmerdale for Best Serial Drama at Wembley’s OVO Arena,
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