Lucy Mecklenburgh’s life from Corrie partner, £100k home makeover and TOWIE feud

The beautiful Lucy Mecklenburgh has come a long way since her TOWIE days, with a doting fiancé, adorable baby, a thriving business and a stunning new home.

The star turns 30 this week, and she has a lot to celebrate.

Fans love seeing behind the scenes into her relationship with Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas, 37, and their adorable baby Romano.

As well as being keen on keeping fit, Lucy has also been documenting her experiences as they renovate their new house in Manchester.

To celebrate her turning the big 3-0, here's a look back at Lucy's success story so far

TOWIE Breakthrough

Lucy shot to fame when she starred in The Only Way Is Essex.

She joined the cast in 2010 until 2013, when she left after the tenth series of the hit ITV2 show.

The star was first introduced in series one as Mark Wright's new girlfriend at the time.

After splitting from Mark, she dated and was engaged to co-star Mario Falcone, but the couple split up following claims Mario had cheated on her and was texting other girls.

Lucy then dated Dan Osbourne in Las Vegas, but that also came to an end when he revealed his ex was pregnant.

The stunning brunette then started dating Tom Pearce, but split becayse she still had feelings for Mario.

She left the show after a Christmas special, and sources close to Lucy said she was "too busy" to attend the TOWIE 10th anniversary reunion in September last year.

Ryan Thomas and delayed wedding

Following her explosive love life on TOWIE, fans were thrilled when Lucy met and fell in love with Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas.

The pair first met while filming Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls back in 2017.

Ryan and Lucy got engaged in June 2019, but recently revealed their wedding plans have been delayed thanks to the pandemic and busy lives.

She told OK! Magazine: "It's definitely on the back burner. It's been a tough year for everyone and with us having a baby, it's definitely not a focus. We just don't know how long it's going to be until the world feels a little bit more normal."

She added: "We're going to wait until everything calms down and we'll start planning. It's something exciting to look forward to."

Baby Roman

Lucy and Ryan revealed they were expecting their first baby together back in August 2019.

Ryan was already dad to daughter Scarlett with his ex-girlfriend and former Corrie star Tina O'Brien.

Lucy shared the news that she was pregnant on Instagram, and her adoring fans were over the moon.

Ryan gifted Lucy with a babygrow outfit, and she captioned the post "Best birthday present I've ever had. Love you Ryan" with a baby emoji and heart.

The pair welcomed baby Roman on March 7 2020.

Now 18 months old, the adorable boy appears in many of Lucy's Instagram posts as the doting mum shows off her son.

In one jokey caption, she shared the realities of "date nights" as parents.

Alongside a snap all dressed up with Ryan she wrote: "So nice to finally get a much needed date nights in. We discussed Roman, how to not discuss Roman" with a crying laughing emoji.

Lucy continued: "We realised we need to appreciate & prioritise us time more! We had such a fun night!"

She added: "Sounds crazy but going from pregnancy to a baby in lockdown for 15 months I actually worried if I would even remember how to let my hair down & enjoy myself!! Any lockdown mamas feel the same?!"

Fitness empire

Lucy has made a huge success out of her love of fitness and exercise.

She's the CEO of Results Wellness Lifestyle, a company that offers fitness, food and mindset coaching. It was previously called Results With Lucy, but she recently rebranded.

The star set the business up in 2019 and has built up 335k instagram followers.

Following her pregnancy and the birth of baby Roman she also set up Results With Bump, for pre-and-postnatal fitness.

She regularly shares posts of her workouts as well as recipes for her followers.

Lucy previously clashed with former TOWIE co-star Dannielle Armstrong after hitting out at influencers for promoting restrictive diets to new mums.

Dannielle quickly hit back on social media, telling Lucy not to "damage and tarnish what I represent because you might have lost a few customers".

House renovations

As if planning a wedding, a new baby and a successful business wasn't enough, Ryan and Lucy recently bought a new house in Manchester that needed a complete makeover.

Lucy shared the news with her followers in February, and admitted it had been a brave move: "New house, new project, new memories to be made. Ryan bought our new Manchester home without me viewing it! He is a very brave man haha!"

She then revealed she had a new Instagram account that would be used to document the renovations.

In April she posted a family snap, showing off some of the stunning stained glass in their new home.

She captioned the sweet pic: "Took Roman to see our new Manchester home" with a house and key emoji.

Fans have been wowed by their progress as they proceeded to completely gut the house, and then share updates.

Lucy later said they had bitten off more than they could chew with the project, writing: "Rachael is project managing our house renovation. We attempted it but soon realised with a 13 month old, work & living 4 hours away it’s pretty impossible!"

She added: "Things can only get better right!? Old house are most definitely full of surprises!"

Not only are they doing up a house in Manchester, but Lucy just spent a year renovating her Essex "mini mansion."

The couple are reported to have spent more than £100k doing up the house.

It features a marble bathroom, a modern extended kitchen and there's even room devoted to her designer shoe collection.

She has chosen a neutral colour scheme throughout, and fans regularly rave about her style.

They can't wait to see the Manchester home finished.

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