Exclusive: Former MIC star Ashley James met boyfriend Matt Richardson on Twitter!

Published Friday, Oct 24 2014, 11:27 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Ashley James has revealed the very modern (and super-cute!) story behind how she met her boyfriend Matt Richardson.

Former Made In Chelsea star Ashley and comedian Matt look like a pair of smitten kittens every time they step out together, and Ashley told us the couple first made contact on Twitter.

Ashley James and Matt Richardson attend the launch of Ashley's bangle collection Whistle & Bango in London - 23 October 2014

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Matt joined Ashley at the launch of her jewellery collection Whistle & Bango in London last night.

Chatting to Reveal at the launch of Lipsy's new fragrance Caged, held at Balthazar in London yesterday (23 October), Ashley said: "It was really weird, I tweeted him after one of his Xtra Factor shows saying he did really well. Then later we started chatting for a while, but it wasn't anything, just friendly.

"We met up but it wasn't a proper date, we just met up when we were both in London, and we spent about eight hours together. It went really well, but I didn't think he fancied me! It was just really friendly, and he was telling me he liked girls who are androgynous, flat-chested and brunette... basically describing the complete opposite of me, so I didn't know if there was anything there.

"But then I was at an event and stupidly told a reporter that I fancied him and it ended up in the press, and that's when we realised we both fancied each other! We're like best friends now."

Ashley James attends the launch of Lipsy's Caged fragrance in London, England - 23 October 2014


Ashley looked amazing in a figure-hugging Lipsy dress at the Lipsy Caged fragrance lunch on 23 October.

The blonde bombshell also told us about her collection of postcode bangles called Whistle & Bango, as she was getting ready to host a lavish launch party later that evening.

The party guestlist boasted a whole host of her Chelsea pals, including Fran Newman-Young, Stephanie Pratt and ex-boyfriend Ollie Locke, who Ashley is still great friends with.

As for the guest of honour? Ashley and Matt's adorable puppy, Snoop Dogg!

Ashley James takes an Instagram picture with her puppy Snoop Dog - 16 October 2014

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Ashley and Matt are proud parents to their cute puppy Snoop Dogg.

"Snoop's coming to my launch tonight," Ashley told us, "And Ollie is coming too with his new puppy who I've never met, called Prince William. We've basically both got the most ridiculously named dogs!"

Awww - we bet Snoop and Prince will be BFFs!

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