Jermaine Pennant and Chloe Ayling were reunited at the Celebrity Big Final following those awkward romance rumours.
During their time in the house the pair set tongues wagging with their flirtatious antics – despite Jermaine being a married man.
The former footballer shocked housemates and viewers as he expressed his feelings for the glamour model and wrote her ‘love’ notes.
And after Chloe and Jermaine’s weeks apart, eagled eyed CBB fans noticed that despite their ‘close bond’, the pair were not sitting together as they watched the finalists leave the Elstree compound.
Married At First Sight star was even conveniently sandwiched between them – and fans took to social media to discuss what it all meant.
“I guess Chloe wasn’t allowed to sit next to Jermaine then,” tweeted one.
“Love that Chloe and Jermaine aren’t sitting together hahaha. Pure ‘banter'” quipped another.
While a third wondered: “I wondered what’s happened between Chloe and Jermaine?”
It had been reported that Jermaine had been read the riot act by wife Alice Goodwin over his relationship with Chloe in the house.
Despite the former footballer playing it off as nothing but “banter”, glamour model Alice is said to have been less than forgiving.
A friend close to Alice told Mirror Online: “Jermaine totally embarrassed Alice with his antics, he really needs to grow up and be a bit more mature, he has a beautiful wife who had to listen to people constantly talking about his behaviour in the house.”
Jermaine confessed that he fancied Chloe and passed her secret notes telling her he’d liked her since day one and that his relationship on the outside world was “f****d now”.
Chloe didn’t find out Jermaine was married until she left the house and his other fellow stars were shocked when he casually dropped the fact he has a wife into conversation.
He even went as far as to blame his housemates for not noticing that he was wearing a wedding ring when he entered the house on the first night, saying he hadn’t been wearing it since simply because he doesn’t wear it in the house