Who is Melanie Sykes boyfriend? How Celebrity MasterChef star, 51, met Italian lover, 24
The Loose Women star who recently revealed she will be retiring from television after three decades in the industry has announced that she has reunited with her younger boyfriend, Riccardo Simionato.
The couple are said to be madly in love with a source revealing, “Mel hopes this is her happy ending – she’s in love with Ricky.”
The old one I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! The candidate is currently on a romantic vacation in Venice with Riccardo, 24, for her 51st birthday celebrations.
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The presenter also posted a photo with a caption: “Ciao, for now, beautiful Venice, you and your people have my heart @ricky_simionato, amore, @francescodamosto @ vale_d.ml”
Riccardo commented on the post, writing: “Thank you so much for the great times we spent together”, accompanied by a heart-shaped emoji.
Here’s everything we know about their relationship.
Who is Melanie Sykes boyfriend?
Sparks flew when Melanie met Riccardo on a trip to Venice, where he works as a gondolier, in October last year after she paid him £ 72 for a half hour gondola ride.
The couple enjoyed a six-day romance as they spent the remainder of Melanie’s journey with each other, where they were pictured passionately kissing and having breakfast together.
Riccardo, previously addressed their relationship and was not phased by their 27-year age gap, saying, “Beauty is relative. Maybe what’s beautiful in your eyes isn’t. is not for me. Every person is different, nationality doesn’t matter. True, right? “
Who is Melanie Sykes and how old is she?
Melanie Sykes has been a television and radio presenter and model for three decades. The 51-year-old is best known for co-hosting Today with Des and Mel with Des O’Connor and Let’s Do Lunch with Gino D’Acampo as well as for presenting passages on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here !. She also recently participated in Celebrity MasterChef.
In a recent Instagram post, Mel announced that she decided to step away from television because she “grew up” from it.
She wrote, “” At the end of April this year, I stepped away from TV after filming three different rebound projects, which you’ll see over the next few months. It has become evident that I have passed it in so many ways that I will discuss in detail in the future.