Faye Brookes looks smitten by personal trainer beau Joe Davies as they hold hands during a night out in Manchester
She split with Gareth Gates last summer after seven years.
And Faye Brookes looked smitten by her personal trainer friend Joe Davies when they got off in Manchester on Saturday.
The former Coronation Street star, 32, sat on the PDA with hunky beau Joe staring into each other’s eyes and holding hands on their way to a bar.
PDA: Faye Brookes looked smitten with her personal trainer friend Joe Davies when they got off in Manchester on Saturday
Faye looked effortlessly chic in a plump powder blue jumpsuit, which teased a glimpse of her plunging neckline and was tied at her finished waist with a sash.
The beauty is decorated with nude wedges and a matching quilted handbag.
Her dark brown locks were styled in soft waves, while her beautiful features were enhanced with a rich palette of makeup.
Joe looked neat in a pinstripe shirt and cream chinos, paired with new sneakers.
Smitten: The former Coronation Street star, 32, sat on the PDA with hunky beau Joe staring into each other’s eyes and holding hands on their way to a bar
Faye and Joe were photographed together at a number of events in August before making their red carpet debut on the press night of the White Christmas musical in London last November.
At night, the actress leaned against Joe laying a hand on her lower back, indicating that the friends had come closer since Faye’s relationship with Gareth ended in July.
Gareth and Faye met when they starred in Legally Blonde in 2012. And they went public with their relationship in August 2013.
Last September, it was reported that Faye and Gareth briefly ended their relationship when the singer’s ‘very controlling’ behavior led to a series of furious arguments.
Style: Faye looked effortlessly chic in a plump powder blue jumpsuit, which teased a glimpse of her plunging neckline and secured with a sash at her finished waist
But by November, they decided to try the relationship again, with Faye retiring from I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! to spend time with him.
In a move that shocked fans, Gareth asked Faye to marry him while on vacation in New York on New Year’s Eve.
Earlier, Gareth discussed the reason behind their first breakup and admitted, “There was a lot of tension in our relationship because I was always away from work and Faye’s schedule was getting busier, so we decided we needed some breathing room.”
During the proposal, he sang a 17-minute song about their relationship before getting down on one knee to offer Faye a £ 30,000 engagement ring.
But by mid-July of this year, Faye had reportedly moved out of their shared flat. They announced they broke up for good in August.
The actress also announced that she would be leaving Coronation Street in April – where she played Kate Connor for four years.
Her last scenes aired in September, but Gareth is said to manage Faye’s future acting career, which is believed to have sparked disagreement.
A source told MailOnline at the time: “Faye and Gareth split up about a month ago and left their flat in mid-July. She also no longer wore her engagement ring.
They had often disagreed, Gareth in particular was very outspoken about who she interacted with, and he had strong opinions about her career.
“She knows it’s best to break up and just want to get on with her life.”
It was also thought that Gareth’s relationship with his ex-wife, Suzanne Moles, 44, may have sparked some arguments. Gareth and Suzanne share nine-year-old Missy.
Happier times: She split with Gareth Gates last summer after seven years