Updated: Casey Batchelor and Union J star JJ Hamblett had a 'secret fling'?

Published Friday, Mar 11 2016, 15:27 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Casey Batchelor reportedly enjoyed a brief fling with Union J star JJ Hamblett while he was on a break from girlfriend Caterina Lopez.

Reports are doing the rounds that the CBB star and JJ dated for a brief period of time, but things abruptly ended when he decided to make a go of his relationship with the mother of his son, Princeton, two.

Casey Batchelor takes hair selfie and posts to Instagram, 3rd September 2015

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George Shelley, Jaymi Hensley, JJ Hamblett and Josh Cuthbert of Union J attends the Frankie and Benny's Rays of Sunshine Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
7 June

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The pair were reportedly introduced last month when romance blossomed. A source told The Sun: "They decided to take it slow and really enjoyed each other's company. Casey was raving about him and thought he was a great guy."

However, things came to an end quite quickly as JJ decided to get back with girlfriend Caterina - without telling Casey.

They added: "[Casey] has been treated badly in the past and is a sucker for love, so it was shocking for her to all of a sudden see that he and Caterina reunited. He didn't tell her they were getting back together."

Neither Casey or JJ have commented or confirmed the reports, but JJ has put on a united front with Caterina, sharing a picture of them enjoying dinner together in London last night (10 March).

A rep for The X Factor star, meanwhile, has responded. They said: "'JJ is a devoted father to his son and is enjoying his time with his partner Caterina, who has just arrived back in London after a period in the United States."

They declined to give further comment when contacted by Reveal.

A rep for Casey, meanwhile, has told us: "I can confirm that she was dating JJ Hamblett when he was single. Casey has now moved on."

The reports come after Casey was recently linked to rugby player Jonathan Joseph and Ex On The Beach star Rogan O'Connor.

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