Dan Osborne's blond friend insisted that they not have an affair after the fun photos of them emerged during a night out in Los Angeles.
Explaining that the former TOWIE-hunk, 27, & # 39; as a brother & # 39; was, Steph Ledigo, 33, who works as a PR, told The Sun that she & # 39; would never come close to a married man & # 39; and that they had known each other for five years.
And after photos of the reality-like sheep star that appeared on Wednesday returning to his furious wife Jacqueline Jossa had appeared, Steph admitted she had never met his other half because they were not at friendship level to talk about relationships.
& # 39; He is like a brother! & # 39; Dan Osborne's blond friend insisted that they don't have an affair after the fun photos of them emerged during a night out in Los Angeles
Dan could be seen partying with a blonde mystery during a wild night in Los Angeles on Friday.
The Celebrity Big Brother star, 27, was sent to America early last week, while Jacqueline celebrated Easter at home with their two young daughters, Ella, four and Mia, nine months.
And when he talked about the photos in question, Steph explained: & # 39; It was just friends who went out for a night together. I had a few drinks – about two cocktails and someone sent us a shot. It was just normal as if I was chilling with my friends' friends
She also explained that she was sticking to Dan because she & # 39; probably could not get up well & # 39; after drinking a little too much.
& # 39; We are not talking about relationships & # 39 ;: after photos appeared of the star coming home to his furious wife Jacqueline Jossa, Steph admitted she had never met his other half
Steph also admitted that she was worried about Dan and revealed: & He did something with the work and we know each other in such a professional capacity, I think that would be annoying as a married person.
& # 39; I was angry with him because I knew nothing had happened and I didn't want it to have any influence on his marriage. It is clear that I don't want people to think that I am close to a married man, & she continued.
This is after Dan returned to Jacqueline and his children after his festive trip.
Jacqueline failed to crack a smile during the outing, where they were both playing tracksuits while Dan played with the children.
Hours earlier at LAX airport, Dan was seen as saying goodbye to a beautiful blonde, whom he had seen earlier on a wild evening in LA, where Dan had made the most of his time in the City of Angels.
The hunk had also been partyed at the Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas, where he gladly obliged some swimsuit-clad fans with a few selfies, with the star cracking a dazzling smile as he posed.
The reality star enjoys his luxury vacation and has littered his Instagram with jealous photos from the gym and Venice Beach.
But while Dan lives in America, Jacqueline has stayed home to take care of their children during the Easter holidays.
On Sunday, the former actress EastEnders went to Instagram to show a sweet, winking, cuddly Mia out in the sun while Ella happily played with a friend.
Jacqueline recently laughed at rumors that Dan had reverberated Alexandra Cane, the fame of Love Island, and denied having put her husband out of their home.
She discussed their relationship in a candid interview with rapper Harvey on his podcast Team Harvey. She said: & I found out that I had kicked Daniel out of the house before I found out why! I didn't even see the first article, I thought "wait". & # 39;
But Jacqueline did admit that children are putting pressure on the couple's relationship.
She said: & # 39; Of course it's a challenge, it tests your relationships. It tests your friendships because you think, "Why don't my friends come to see my children?"
& # 39; You forget that they have their own life. You can't even run to the stores, the baby bag has to be packed, the bottles have to be made up – it takes 20 minutes to get out. & # 39;
Then the claims stubbornly rejected and the duo seemed to be fine – but it is said that they are still in trouble in their relationship.
Insiders told The Sun: & Dan and Jacqueline wanted to restore their relationship, but it was really difficult. It doesn't look good at the moment.
& # 39; He complains about it and says that if he wasn't for the kids, he wouldn't be there at all. They have shown themselves a brave face in public, but Dan can't stand it because he says it's really a negative environment to be in …
& # 39; They don't want it to affect the kids, so he doesn't leave now. & # 39;
In addition to daughters Ella and Mia, Dan is also a father of son Teddy, four, with ex-girlfriend Megan Tomlin, whom he split up before his little boy was born.
Dan and Jacqueline have been together since 2013 and announced their engagement in June 2015. The couple got married in Cheshire in June 2017.