Louis Smith confirms Lucy Mecklenburgh split but says: 'It's not because I refused to settle down'

Published Monday, Feb 8 2016, 12:42 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Louis Smith has confirmed his split from Lucy Mecklenburgh, but insisted the reason isn't because he didn't want to settle down.

Olympic gymnast Louis and former TOWIE star Lucy's separation over the weekend shocked many fans, as they only just enjoyed a romantic holiday to Thailand together over New Year and New York before Christmas.

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Louis Smith plane selfie en route to New York
15 December

© Twitter / @lucy_meck

There have been plenty of rumours about what caused the split, including that Lucy was ready for marriage and children but Louis wasn't keen.

Louis, however, said that's not the case.

Breaking his silence on the split, he told Instagram followers: "Yes me and Lucy have broken up!! Yes I'm ok and I'm glad she's ok as well. And yes we definitely want different things. And no the reason isn't because I refused to settle down. It's very different. Have a good day."

He included a photo, bizarrely, of Kylie Jenner playing on her phone while boyfriend Tyga looks annoyed and bored next to her.

What does that infer?!

Lucy and Louis initially met while both starring on BBC gymnastic show Tumble. They claim romance didn't blossom until the show wrapped up and first went public with relationship in January 2015.