Melinda Messenger has split from her First Dates boyfriend Chris Harding after an eight-month romance, with him writing that he ‘never, ever wants to kiss her again.’
Melinda, 47, and Chris have not been pictured together on social media since November and Chris confirmed the break-up in the comments section of one of his Instagram pictures.
Sharing a snap of himself and his friend, ‘Trendy’, Chris wrote in the comments: ‘If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with!’
What went wrong? Melinda Messenger, 48, has SPLIT from her First Dates boyfriend Chris Harding as he writes on Instagram that he ‘never ever wants to kiss her again’
This led to a selection of his followers probing him about his relationship with the blonde beauty, with one person writing: ‘One person wrote: ‘Kiss Melinda again…. she’s much prettier than ya friend! x’
He responded: ‘Nope never ever again.’
Chris also received another comment from someone who said ‘they say any attention is good attention’ and he replied: ‘I don’t ever get any attention.’
Happier times: The former couple appeared to have met their match, telling Loose Women in November that they were in love and had introduced their children to one another
One lady offered to come and ‘kiss Chris instead’ and he responded: ‘I’m celibate but thanks for the kind offer.’
MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Melinda Messenger for comment.
The split will come as a shock to many as Melinda appeared on Loose Women with Chris last November, revealing that they have already confessed their love for one another, and introduced their children.
All over: Chris confirmed the split in the comments section of his Instagram page
Hurt? He declined one lady’s offer of a kiss, writing that he is now ‘celibate’
Sad: Chris shared this snap of himself and his best friend ‘Trendy’ sharing a kiss on social media and in was in the comments section of this snap that he revealed the news
In fact, Chris’s Instagram bio still reads: ‘Lending hope to very ugly men all over the world’, no doubt a reference to his then-romance with Melinda.
Their first date was filmed for TV show, First Dates, where it emerged that they had met before.
In a bizarre twist of fate, it was revealed that Chris had photographed Melinda’s wedding to her now-ex-husband Wayne Roberts for a magazine.
She and Wayne are parents to Morgan, 18, Flynn, 16, and Evie, 14.
Despite Melinda and Chris having previously met, the mother-of-three confessed to the Loose Women panel that she didn’t recognise him at all.
She said on the show: ‘There was a Rolodex in my mind but I couldn’t place him. As the evening went on it became more familiar.’
Melinda last shared a picture of Chris on social media in October in which she thanked First Dates for helping her to find him
Melinda had sworn off looking for love after splitting from boyfriend Warren Smith in 2017.
She said: ‘It’s that classic thing, you decide you’re happy being single, that’s when you meet someone.
‘We just clicked, felt like we had known each other for such a long time. I kept having to remind myself I was on camera. It’s awkward enough going on a first date or a blind date as it is.’
Melinda had appeared on ITV show Shirley Valentine in the summer before meeting Chris, in a bid to find love, but the search was fruitless.
Smiling: Chris and Melinda had appeared incredibly loved up at Phill Turner’s Fabulous 50th birthday at Proud, Embankment on November 14