Maria and Elliott both attended a glitzy jewellery launch in Essex last night (28 November) and were seen sharing a kiss on the lips.
The event was to mark the launch of Wayne Lineker's new jewellery line and the pair seemed to be getting on like a house on fire.
Maria left TOWIE in 2012 and Elliott - who is Mark and Jessica Wright's cousin - appeared on the show for the first time in the Las Vegas special in September.
The unlikely couple spent the evening chatting before they climbed in the back of the same taxi before heading home.
However, although they shared a smooch, it seems Maria and Elliott were just flirting as she has decided to lead a single life for the time being.
Following her night out in Essex, Maria made sure everyone knew exactly what her current relationship status is - just in case.
She tweeted: "Celibacy is the way forward, not even dating. No men no complications. Single since June. The way forward haha x"
We're glad you cleared that one up, Maria!
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