Rhian Sugden's Fiancé, Oliver Mellor, Responds To 'Split' Reports, Following Vernon Kay 'Secret' Text Messages

Oliver Mellor has hit back at claims that he’s split up with Rhian Sugden, following reports in the press that she’d been exchanging secret messages with Vernon Kay, who she was involved in a “sexting” scandal with back in 2010.

The former ‘Coronation Street’ hunk has insisted that reports he ended his relationship with the model over the rumours are untrue, sharing a photo of the two of them in bed together on his Twitter page to set the record straight.

Addressing The Mirror - the tabloid who ran the story that he’d dumped her - directly, he wrote: “If your 'story' is true then who the f##k is this in my bed??”

Over the weekend, the newspaper suggested that Oliver was “annoyed” to discover that Rhian had been back in touch with Rhian, and made the decision to break off their engagement.

A source reportedly claimed: He was annoyed to find out she had been messaging Vernon, especially as she had kept it secret from him.

“They didn’t speak for the majority of last week as Oliver was ignoring Rhian’s calls. He was angry and had been questioning their relationship. When he eventually did pick up the phone, they had a huge row and Oliver broke up with her.

“Rhian is still hopeful they can make the relationship work when he comes home. She wants them to sit down and discuss everything face to face, but as far as Oliver is concerned, it is over.”

<strong>Vernon Kay and his wife, fellow TV presenter Tess Daly</strong> (Photo: Stuart C. Wilson via Getty Images)
Vernon Kay and his wife, fellow TV presenter Tess Daly (Photo: Stuart C. Wilson via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Vernon addressed the accusations that he’d been sending racy messages to Rhian once again, setting the record straight on his Facebook page.

Addressing the speculation, the TV presenter wrote: Regarding today’s story: I was contacted by Rhian out of the blue back in December regarding the story in 2010 claiming she had information she wanted to pass on.

“I recognise how it may look when messages are pulled out of context but there was never any inappropriate intent to our communication, I was merely trying to find answers to questions that I’ve had since 2010.

“Tess [Daly, his wife of 13 years] is aware of everything that has been discussed with Rhian.”

Jean-Claude Van Damme And Kylie Minogue

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In an August 2012 interview with the Guardian, Jean-Claude Van Damme admitted to an affair with popstar Kylie Minogue when the two co-starred in the movie adaptation of the "Street Fighter" video games in 1994. At the time, Van Damme was married to wife Darcy LaPier.

Clark Gable And Loretta Young

While married to second wife Maria Langham in 1935, <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/12/secret-children-of-hollywood-clark-gables-daughter-dies/">Clarke Gable, then 34, had an affair Loretta Young</a>, his 22-year-old co-star in the film "The Call of the Wild."     In a posthumous biography, Young admitted publicly that Gable <a href="http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2199&dat=20001116&id=2rgxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tuUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6605,3901892">was the father of her daughter</a>, actress Judy Lewis.
While married to second wife Maria Langham in 1935, Clarke Gable, then 34, had an affair Loretta Young, his 22-year-old co-star in the film "The Call of the Wild." In a posthumous biography, Young admitted publicly that Gable was the father of her daughter, actress Judy Lewis.

Whitney Houston And Jermaine Jackson

In March 2012, UK paper The Sun reported that Jermaine Jackson -- Michael Jackson's older brother -- had <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/4170845/Whitney-Houstons-secret-affair-with-Jermaine-Jackson.html">an affair with Whitney Houston</a> in the 1980s and carried a torch for her until the day she died. Jackson was <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/4170845/Whitney-Houstons-secret-affair-with-Jermaine-Jackson.html#ixzz2BfvGR2LM">married to Hazel Gordy</a> at the time.
In March 2012, UK paper The Sun reported that Jermaine Jackson -- Michael Jackson's older brother -- had an affair with Whitney Houston in the 1980s and carried a torch for her until the day she died. Jackson was married to Hazel Gordy at the time.

Richard Burton And Marilyn Monroe

According to a 2008 biography, Richard Burton had an <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1575477/Marilyn-Monroe-one-of-Richard-Burtons-lovers.html">extramarital affair with Marilyn Monroe</a> while married to his first wife, Sybil Williams in the late 1950s and early 1960s.     The actor would go on to <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2188177/Secret-diaries-Richard-Burton-reveal-love-Elizabeth-Taylor-forever.html">marry Elizabeth Taylor twice</a>.
According to a 2008 biography, Richard Burton had an extramarital affair with Marilyn Monroe while married to his first wife, Sybil Williams in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The actor would go on to marry Elizabeth Taylor twice.

Barbara Walters And Edward Brooke

In her 2008 memoir, Barbara Walters revealed that she'd had an <a href="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/24410315/ns/today-entertainment/t/barbara-walters-reveals-affair-senator/">affair with married U.S. senator </a>Edward Brooke for several years during the 1970s.
In her 2008 memoir, Barbara Walters revealed that she'd had an affair with married U.S. senator Edward Brooke for several years during the 1970s.

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