Made In Chelsea’s Zara McDermott engages in intense phone chat during solo shopping trip… amid claims she cheated on her ex Sam Thompson
Her split from Sam Thompson has become the focus of much scrutiny in recent days, amid claims he recently discovered that she had cheated on him.
And Zara McDermott was spotted indulging in some retail therapy on Saturday, when she stepped out for a solo shopping trip in London.
The 23-year-old reality star was seen engaging in an intense phone chat as she strolled through the streets of the English capital.
Solo shop: Zara McDermott was spotted enjoying a solo shopping trip in London on Saturday
Carrying one of Selfridges’ distinctive canary yellow shopping bags, the brunette beauty looked stony faced as she held her smartphone to her ear.
The Kent native stepped out in style for the excursion, donning a taupe checked shirt dress, which she teamed with knee-high black leather boots.
Wearing her chestnut brown tresses in a sleek blowout, the TV personality kept her makeup light and natural for her day of retail therapy.
Intense: The 23-year-old reality star was seen engaging in an intense phone chat as she strolled through the streets of the English capital
Conversation: Carrying one of Selfridges’ distinctive canary yellow shopping bags, the brunette beauty looked stony faced as she held her smartphone to her ear
While Zara has yet to publicly confirm or deny claims she cheated on former beau Sam, she has been sharing cryptic quotes on social media.
On Thursday, the TV star shared a snap of herself lounging on a sun bed in a turquoise bikini, which was from her recent getaway to Rome.
She simply captioned the image: ‘Throwback to Rome [sad face emoji] @ohpolly.’
Elsewhere on social media, Zara shared another cryptic post about love following her shock split from ex-boyfriend Sam.
Sharing a picture of a quote on her Instagram Stories, Zara wrote: ‘Your heart knows the way, run in that direction.
Stepping out in style: The Kent native stepped out in style for the excursion, donning a taupe checked shirt dress, which she teamed with knee-high black leather boots
It comes after she posted quotes about ‘hurting someone’ and ‘love winning’ as rumours swirl following her split from her reality star beau.
On Wednesday, she took to Instagram Stories to post two emotive quotes after it was revealed the couple’s relationship was hanging in the balance after Sam learned his girlfriend had cheated.
Her first said: ‘Love always won in the end. No matter how it happened, no matter what it took, no matter what it meant. Fair or not, true or not. Love won.’
Adding a sad face emoji, Zara’s second post then stated: ‘We have all hurt someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident. We have all loved someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident.
Drama: Zara and Sam Thompson’s relationship has been ‘hanging in the balance’ after he learned she’d allegedly cheated on him while competing on The X Factor: Celebrity last year
Throwback: On Thursday, Zara shared a sizzling bikini throwback amid her split from Sam
‘It is an intrinsic human trait, and a deep responsibility, I think, to be an organ and a blade. But, learning to forgive ourselves and others because we have not chosen wisely is what makes us most human.
‘We make horrible mistakes, it’s how we learn. We breathe love, it’s how we learn, and it is inevitable.’
Zara’s posts come after a source revealed to MailOnline that a tryst took place between Zara and ‘someone in the music industry’ around the time she took part in X Factor: Celebrity.
The reality star appeared on the series last summer and autumn, as part of the Love Island pop group No Love Lost.
At this point, she had been in a relationship with Sam for several months – but it’s said the Made In Chelsea star has only recently found out about the infidelity.
Struggles: Elsewhere on social media, Zara shared another cryptic post about love following her shock split from ex-boyfriend Sam
Drama: Zara previously shared cryptic posts about ‘hurting someone’ and ‘love winning’ as rumours swirl following her split from Made In Chelsea’s Sam
A source told MailOnline: ‘Zara cheated on Sam with someone in the music industry. Someone connected to the X Factor.
‘Sam is obviously distraught about this. He only found out about it very recently and has escaped for a few days.
‘Zara regrets it and feels terrible. She knows it was a huge mistake and is extremely upset.’
A source also told MailOnline on Thursday: ‘Zara and Sam split towards the end of last month. They had been arguing a lot since moving in together as a result of lockdown and things just built up between them.
‘Zara has moved back to her parents’ house in Essex where she’s taking some time for herself, she really loved Sam so this hasn’t been easy for her.
What are you saying? The Love Island star took to Instagram Stories to share an emotive quote hinting that ‘love won’
Who have you hurt? She then shared a second quote about ‘hurting someone’ and ‘making horrible mistakes’
‘Sam has gone away to have a break from it all and clear his head away from Zara and social media.’
It’s also been reported that Sam and Zara’s split will be played out in explosive scenes on an upcoming episode of Made In Chelsea.
MailOnline contacted representatives for Zara and Sam for comment at the time.
Their broken relationship is now thought to be ‘hanging in the balance’ as the pair have been unable to talk.
Sam has been filming The Circle with pal Pete Wicks, but Zara ‘is fighting hard to get him back’.
Over: A source also told MailOnline the pair split after ‘arguing a lot’ during lockdown, but it’s now come to light Zara cheated on him
Defiant: It’s also been reported that Zara and Sam’s split was being filmed by the Made In Chelsea cameras
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