Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe ‘smitten’ as she’s ‘dating footballer Chris Eagles’

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Jennifer Metcalfe has reportedly found love again following her split from Greg Lake earlier this year.

The Hollyoaks actress, 37, is reportedly dating former Manchester United star Chris Eagles, 35.

Mercedes McQueen star Jennifer and footballer Chris said said to be “smitten” after they began dating recently.

A source told The Sun Online “They’re really smitten with each other.

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“They’ve known each other for a while but only very recently started dating.

“The relationship is in its very early stages and things are going well. Who knows where things could go?”

Jennifer’s representative declined to comment when contacted by OK! online.

Former Manchester United player Chris split from his fiancée Danielle Mitchinson, 30, earlier this year.

Chris and Danielle were together for eight years and share two children together.

Meanwhile, earlier this year Jennifer revealed she had split from Greg Lake after eight years together.

The actress made the announcement on her Twitter in August.

She wrote: “Greg and I decided to part ways amicably a couple months ago.

“We remain friends and we both will continue to happily co parent Daye and would appreciate privacy during these times.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported us before, during and after this.”

Jennifer and Greg began dating after they met in 2012 and welcomed their first child together Daye, in June 2017.

Shortly after announcing her split from Greg, Jennifer was rumoured to have grown close to her Hollyoaks co-star David Tag, who plays Sylver in Hollyoaks.

A source told Mirror Online in August: “Jen and David have been working closely together for over a year now and people on the Hollyoaks set suspect they're more than friends.

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“Some of the cast feel sorry for Greg as it seems quite fast since he and Jen split.”

Jen and David’s characters married onscreen last year. The pair were seen in her Range Rover, stopping off a petrol station in Liverpool. The pair also picked up lunch at TGI Friday while filming.

But, it seems Jen has found love away from the Hollyoaks set with the latest reports.

Jen also previously dated professional skater Sylvian Longchambon, who is now married to Corrie's Samia Longchambon, for a year after they met on Dancing on Ice.

Jennifer said she felt “gutted” after Sylvan dumped her on Christmas Day.

She said at the time: “It's like death. I felt gutted. It was the worst Christmas ever.”

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