Mum-of-two Nicola yesterday confirmed to Reveal that her marriage is over following claims that Tom has been cheating on her.
The former footballer now runs a concierge business in Las Vegas and Nicola believes he has been having an affair out there with an American woman.
Last night (19 August), however, Mario put a smile back on devastated Nicola's face by sending her a few cheeky messages on Twitter.
In fact, Mario has even offered to take the former glamour model on a date!
Mario's proposition came after former TOWIE co-star Maria Fowler commented on a saucy shot of Nicola in her undies, saying: "The guys are going to be lining up to take her out!"
He quickly replied with: "Amazing! Shotgun ha x."
Mario Falcone (@Mario_Falcone) August 19, 2014
Seeing his message, Nicola tweeted an emoticon of a kissing face along with: "Maria! He is fit tbf."
Well, for Mario, that was the green light!
"Going to take this as a yes! Maria, you're babysitting Friday... McLean, you and I are out x," he told her.
Could this be the start of something special?
Nicola's estranged husband Tom, who is in Las Vegas, has not commented. When Reveal contacted him about the cheating claims, he told us: "Go f*** yourself. I'm not interested."
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