Dani Imbert cuddles up with another reality TV star in wake of ‘shock’ Gatsby split

Things could get very awkward when filming resumes...

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by Hannah Mellin |

TOWIE's Dani Imbert has been snapped snuggling up to her reality TV pal following her split from co-star Liam ‘Gatsby’ Blackwell after they ended their 10-month romance just before Christmas 2021.

Dani has been loving single life in recent months and more recently was pictured with her bestie Junaid Ahmed, who is currently starring in Amazon Prime series Lovestruck High.

She simple labelled the snap, "My darling."

Fans of Liam and Gatsby were convinced pair parted at the start of the year and Dani recently opened up about the end of their relationship, telling fans that there is "no bad blood" between the pair but they're definitely not friends.

In an Instagram Q&A, Dani was asked, "How are you and Liam r u still friends now you're not together and r u both gonna be ok on new series."

She replied, "We're not friends no, but there's no bad blood."

Viewers of the ITVBe show will remember that things weren’t so perfect between Dani and Gatsby during the last series. Dani felt forced to choose between her friend Roman Hackett and her relationship when it emerged she had kissed her pal before she and Gatsby got together.

Despite the drama, the pair ended the series on a high, with Dani agreeing to fly over to America to spend New Year with Gatsby’s family.

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Things are set to get awkward when the pair film together again ©ITV

However, if social media is anything to go by, Dani never flew out, probably because of the tightening of coronavirus restrictions, but it was then that fans started to question whether they had decided to go their separate ways.

Dani then seemed to speak about the breakdown of the sometimes fraught relationship, posting about living her 'best single life' on Instagram.

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TBF this looks pretty dreamy ©Instagram

Dani's friend and co-star Ella Rae Wise has also spoken out about the pair, and says she was shocked by the split, telling The Sun, "She’s my best friend, I wasn’t expecting it, Dani is the sort of girl that wouldn’t go and air anyone’s business.

"At the end of the day she’s sort of got to think about Liam not just herself.

"So when it all did come out, we were all a little bit shocked."

Ella added that despite Dani insisting she's okay on social media, the split has hit the couple hard, "She’s [Dani] okay but at the same time Instagram can tell a thousand stories and a thousand lies – so you sort of can’t tell how someone is feeling through social media."

She then told the publication that things will definitely be "awkward" when they start filming again.

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Where is Gatsby in February's photo dump? ©Instagram

The last time Dani posted Gatsby on her Instagram feed was 17 December, when she posted a snap of them enjoying a day out at Winter Wonderland with the caption, "Missing you."

In February, Dani failed to post any Valentine's Day content, instead choosing to share a round up of her friends instead.

In recent months, Dani has also been sharing quotes about “being young” and “wanting to travel” and has been spending a lot of time out on the town with fellow TOWIE stars Yazmin Oukhellou and Ella Wise.

In a more recent post, Dani shared a snap of herself looking INCREDIBLE with the caption, " I like mine obsessed, clingy."

She also shared a snap of a screenshot of a conversation with her friend about her Aries star sign and their specific traits, including that they "fall in and out of love quickly".

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©Instagram/@daniimbert

Early in December, Dani and Liam denied that they had split following reports that they were "no longer speaking" after a "blazing row".

A show insider told Closer, " They have not and never did break up."

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Early on in their relationship, the pair were criticised for not being "official" after they had both admitted that they loved each other and spent almost every day together.

“Wait how are they in love but not official, I’m confused,” said one fan when Gatsby said they weren't girlfriend and boyfriend last year.

Another added, “I don’t understand this 'we aren’t official'.”

TOWIE viewers will have to wait for the new series, that has been delayed and will return in June, to find out why they broke up.

Dani recently confirmed that the cast will return to filming in June, amid reports that show bosses are considering a cast trip abroad to kick off series 30.

Closer have approached representatives of Gatsby, Dani and TOWIE for comment.

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