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Who is Chelcee Grimes? MailOnline takes a look at the singer-songwriter and football player

Christine McGinness and her good friend Chelcee Grimes were seen kissing as they enjoyed an evening together at London’s Winter Wonderland Hyde Park this week.

The model, 34, who has split from her comedic husband Paddy McGuinness this summer he was seen locking lips with singer Chelcee, 30, as they enjoyed drinks at the Christmas event.

Television personality Christine befriended Chelcee after they both competed ITV‘s The Games this summer.

It is claimed they are ‘inseparable’ and the pair recently took a holiday to the Greek island of Cretej together.

Good Friends: Christine Mcguinness And Her Good Friend Chelcee Grimes Were Spotted Kissing During A Night Together At Winter Wonderland In London'S Hyde Park This Week

Good friends: Christine McGuinness and her good friend Chelcee Grimes were spotted kissing during a night together at Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park this week

Chelcee has also been a huge support to mother-of-three Christine following her divorce from TV star husband Paddy earlier this year.

A source said at the time: “Christine and Chelcee hit it off right away and they enjoy spending time together.

‘They have just enjoyed a sun-drenched holiday together, but they also hang out at home a lot.

“Chelcee visits Christine’s house regularly when their schedules allow and she’s been such a support to her.”

MailOnline takes a closer look at Chelcee’s many talents and her rise to fame.

PRIVATE LIFE

Chelcee Maria Grimes was born in Aigburth in Liverpool on May 8, 1992, making her 30 years old.

She was raised by her mother Maria and her stepfather David and has a younger sister.

Chelcee’s biological father died of a heart attack when she was only five years old.

She has previously told how he was shot in his car when she was four and by his side.

Beginning: Chelcee Maria Grimes Was Born In Aigburth In Liverpool On May 8, 1992, Making Her 30 Years Old (Pictured In 2022)

Beginning: Chelcee Maria Grimes Was Born In Aigburth In Liverpool On May 8, 1992, Making Her 30 Years Old (Pictured In 2022)

Beginning: Chelcee Maria Grimes was born in Aigburth in Liverpool on May 8, 1992, making her 30 years old (pictured in 2022)

She made the revelation when she appeared on Freeze The Fear With Wim Hof, saying, ‘My dad, he actually got shot, but I was in the car with him.

Then he shoved me under the glove box and I remember looking up and seeing my mom and she just threw towels out the window because he was obviously bleeding but she was just frozen and crying out the window throwing towels it was crazy . ‘

Chlecee added, “It’s the only memory I have (of him). But I wish I had just one good memory I can see.

“Sometimes I close my eyes and really try to think of something nice, I have pictures and we’re on vacation, but I can’t remember anything else, but that’s a trauma of course.”

Traumatic: She Made The Revelation When She Appeared On Freeze The Fear With Wim Hof ​​Saying, 'My Dad, He Actually Got Shot, But I Was In The Car With Him'

Traumatic: She Made The Revelation When She Appeared On Freeze The Fear With Wim Hof ​​Saying, 'My Dad, He Actually Got Shot, But I Was In The Car With Him'

Traumatic: She made the revelation when she appeared on Freeze The Fear With Wim Hof ​​saying, ‘My dad, he actually got shot, but I was in the car with him’

FOOTBALL CAREER

Chelcee first started her football career at the age of 10, playing for Liverpool Ladies.

She took a short break from playing when she was 16, to pursue a music career.

However, she then returned to football and went on to play for Fulham, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Tranmere Rovers and Merseyrail Ladies.#

She has also participated in three UNICEF Soccer Aid tournaments and played for the World XI squad.

Multi-Talented: Chelcee First Started Her Football Career At The Age Of 10 Playing For Liverpool Ladies (Pictured In 2019)

Multi-Talented: Chelcee First Started Her Football Career At The Age Of 10 Playing For Liverpool Ladies (Pictured In 2019)

Multi-talented: Chelcee first started her football career at the age of 10 playing for Liverpool Ladies (pictured in 2019)

MUSIC CAREER

Chelcee signed a four-album deal with RCA Records at the age of 18, but was dropped a year later.

Her first songwriting breakthrough was Million Miles, which she co-wrote with Danish producer Cutfather for Kylie Minogue’s twelfth studio album.

In 2014, Chelcee won Best Up and Coming New Act at the Juice FM Style Awards.

In 2018, she released her first two songs, Just Like That and I Need a Night Out, and also collaborated with Jonas Blue on Wild.

Her debut single Just Like That was viewed more than 100,000 times on YouTube within 24 hours.

She has also written for Kesha, Olly Murs, The Saturdays, Louisa, Blackpink and Dua Lipa.

Chelcee helped write several of Dua’s biggest hits, Love Again, Kiss and Make Up, and Bad Together.

BROADCAST CAREER

Chelsee has channeled her love of sport and music into hosting the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup.

Since September 2019, she is the co-presenter of Match of the Day’s spin-off show MOTDx and has presented her own show on BBC Sport called Chelcee Away.

In July 2021, she presented several mini-series for BT Sports including Para Football and Adventures.

Winner!  She Recently Took Part In The Games And Placed First Alongside Love Island'S Wes Nelson

Winner!  She Recently Took Part In The Games And Placed First Alongside Love Island'S Wes Nelson

Winner! She recently took part in The Games and placed first alongside Love Island’s Wes Nelson

Chelcee hasn’t limited herself to sports though, as she also commented on the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 for the UK.

She recently took part in The Games and placed first alongside Love Island’s Wes Nelson

She has appeared on Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof, Celebrity Juice, Celebrity Catchphrase and A League of Their Own.

RELATIONSHIP HISTORY

Chelsee previously identified herself as bisexual in a 2019 interview with Gay Times.

In 2021 she spoke with pink news where she called herself a lesbian and said, “Seeing that I, a mixed-race woman of color and a lesbian, have not just one career but many careers, I hope this kindles a fire in someone else so they can do it at.’

She is the co-host of the Building Queertopia podcast alongside drag queen Courtney Act, which discusses the lifestyle of LGBT celebrities.

She also had her own personal podcast titled What We Coulda Been in 2020 where she interviewed Dua Lipa, Jade Thirlwall and Nathalie Emmanuel.

In August 2019, she began dating Love Island star Megan Barton-Hanson, following Megan’s rocky romance with Towie’s Demi Sims.

Chelcee was pictured comforting an emotional Megan on a night out in London and they went public in September 2019.

However, the couple broke up in October of that year after it was discovered that they were both texting the same woman.

A source told MailOnline at the time that Teddy Edwardes had been receiving texts from both Megan and Chelcee despite them being together, as well as the Love Island star’s ex-girlfriend, Demi.

An insider revealed, “Megan and Chelcee were just as bad as each other. They both sent messages to Teddy without the other knowing.

Romance: In August 2019, She Started Dating Love Island Star Megan Barton-Hanson, Following Megan'S Rocky Romance With Towie'S Demi Sims (Pictured In September 2019)

Romance: In August 2019, She Started Dating Love Island Star Megan Barton-Hanson, Following Megan'S Rocky Romance With Towie'S Demi Sims (Pictured In September 2019)

Romance: In August 2019, she started dating Love Island star Megan Barton-Hanson, following Megan’s rocky romance with Towie’s Demi Sims (pictured in September 2019)

Demi was also thrown into the mix. She also texted Teddy.

After Teddy tweeted about the love triangle, Demi sent her mail to Megan to stir the pot between her and Chelcee. Megan and Chelcee had a huge fight and ended it.”

But the pair rekindled their romance in November and were spotted in January 2020 at an amorous display in the Maldives.

They broke up again in April, after sitting apart from each other before reconciling in September, but have since split.

Split: They Split Again In April, After Separating Separately Before Reconciling In September, But Have Since Broken Up (Pictured In January 2020)

Split: They Split Again In April, After Separating Separately Before Reconciling In September, But Have Since Broken Up (Pictured In January 2020)

Split: They split again in April, after separating separately before reconciling in September, but have since broken up (pictured in January 2020)

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