Marnie Simpson all smiles at Geordie Shore launch after confirming split

Published Tuesday, Sep 22 2015, 12:28 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Marnie Simpson was all smiles as she stepped out in London last night, despite recently confirming her split with ex-fiancé Ricky Rayment.

The 23-year-old joined her Geordie Shore co-stars to promote the new series of the show that is set to hit our screens next month.

This time round, the gang have swapped Newcastle for Zante and keeping to the Greek theme, Marnie and co headed to a Greek restaurant in the West End to launch the show's eleventh season.

Marnie Simpson attends Geordie Shore series 11 launch, London
21 September


Posing on her arrival, Marnie flashed a smile for waiting photographers. Shunning the Grecian dress code that her co-stars, including Holly Hagan, had adhered to, Marnie decided to wear golden cuffs on her wrists instead of a full-length toga.

She teamed her Grecian accessories with a leather mini skirt, red corset and knee-high boots instead.

Inside the venue she joined her BFFs and Geordie Shore newbies Nathan Henry and Chloe Etherington to chat to journalists about the show's new series. And it was definitely an eventful six weeks for Marnie, as she actually got engaged on the trip.

Marnie Simpson shows off engagement ring
5 August

© Instagram / @marniegshore

Marnie confirmed her engagement after Ricky proposed in Greece.

At the time, former TOWIE star Ricky had flown out to Zante to surprise Marnie, proposing to her on camera for the series' finale. The couple kept quiet on their engagement news at first, but finally confirmed they were set to wed two months later.

Marnie then seemed to confirm she had left Geordie Shore, telling fans she had chosen her relationship over the show.

Sharing a message on Instagram and Twitter, she said: "Picking between my future was extremely easy, Ricky would always come first. It was hard to say goodbye, but if I hadn't I would have lost Ricky, which I wouldn't have let happen. Staying in Geordie Shore wasn't possible any more."

However, there is now uncertainty surrounding Marnie's exit. MTV has denied she is leaving the show and Marnie has since deleted the post referencing her leaving.

Marnie Simpson and Ricky Rayment enjoy a night out at Cafe De Paris in London
8 February


Marnie has also since split with Ricky. So could that mean she may have rejoined the cast?

Reports of trouble between the engaged couple first surfaced at the end of last month. Marnie had told fans she was "heartbroken" and reports surfaced claiming she had cheated on Ricky. Something which she and Ricky have both denied.

Since then, the exes have spoken to the press about the breakdown of their relationship and earlier this week, Marnie confirmed the pair's split, telling fans she was now "moving forward".

In a series of tweets, she said: "The official end to a very important chapter in my life. Thinking positive brings positive things. Moving forward to the future... Everything happens for a reason. If something isn't meant to be, it won't be."

Following Marnie's posts, Ricky cryptically tweeted: "It amazes me how even the most private of things are a priority to be tweeted. #thisisourgeneration."

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