Denise Van Outen cuddles up to new boyfriend Jimmy Barba after being grilled on relationship

TV star Denise and Jimmy enjoyed a meal out on Sunday with friends (Picture: Instagram/vanouten_denise)

looked the picture of happiness as she posed with over the weekend while they enjoyed a group outing for a meal on Sunday.

Presenter Denise, 48, wore a white linen dress, paired with large black shades, a green bead necklace and matching pearls around her throat and on her ears.

She shared a snap of herself leaning in to touch heads with her new partner, property developer Jimmy, 55, who also embraced the glorious weather in a bright pink tropical print shirt.

Posting pictures of the whole group at the table as well as of her food, which included a prawn pasta dish, the star wrote in the caption: ‘Fabulous meal @roslinbeachhotel Thorpe Bay Essex. The food, service and setting is superb. Love it here 🌞🏖’

It comes after Denise was during her return to The Big Breakfast on Saturday, with the Celebrity Gogglebox star saying it was ‘way too early’ for them to be thinking about moving in together.

‘We’re spending time together, but we don’t live together at the moment,’ she told hosts Mo Gilligan and AJ Odudu.

The couple went Instagram official in June (Picture: Instagram/vanouten_denise)

When AJ pushed further, asking if Jimmy might make an appearance on the new series of Gogglebox, Denise shared that she wasn’t in a rush to part ways with her current co-star, Blue band member Duncan James.

‘I don’t know. I love doing it with Duncan. He’s one of my oldest friends, we’ve been friends for 25 years,’ she explained.

‘It’s like when you work with a mate, you know? You know each other inside out, so it’s lovely to do it with him.’

They’ve previously soaked up the sunshine together in Marbella (Picture: Instagram/vanouten_denise)

Denise and Jimmy , with news of their budding romance coming shortly after she , who she was with for seven years and was her previous Celebrity Gogglebox co-star.

The new couple enjoyed a holiday together to Marbella in July, and it was Duncan who described Denise asthat same month, thanks to the new romance.

Jimmy and Denise debuted their romance on the red carpet at a swanky event on June 29 (Picture: Getty)
Denise was with her ex-fiance Eddie, pictured here together in 2018, for seven years (Picture: Getty)

Speaking to , Duncan said he didn’t want to go too much into ‘her private life’ but added that ‘she’s really happy.’

‘And after the year that she’s had, she just deserves some happiness.’

He went on: ‘I’m just really happy for her and she’s got her smile back and her sparkle back.

‘It’s really lovely to see that.’

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