Jennifer Metcalfe’s new boyfriend has been revealed as Manchester City star Kyle Walker’s love rival. 

The Hollyoaks star, 38, was pictured packing on the PDA with a mystery man over the Bank Holiday weekend, and  he has now been identified as Liverpool playboy Joshua Cox. 

A source told MailOnline that Joshua, 32, is known for having dated multiple women and he previously hit headlines in 2020 when it was revealed he had a fling with Kyle’s then-fiancée Annie Kilner during lockdown.  

Pucker up: Jennifer Metcalfe's new boyfriend has been revealed as Manchester City star Kyle Walker’s love rival, Joshua Cox, after the pair were spotted  kissing in Manchester on Sunday

Pucker up: Jennifer Metcalfe’s new boyfriend has been revealed as Manchester City star Kyle Walker’s love rival, Joshua Cox, after the pair were spotted  kissing in Manchester on Sunday 

While Kyle and Annie have since rekindled their romance – reportedly tying the  knot in secret earlier this year – the footballer was said to be ‘devastated’ when Annie’s lockdown fling came to light.

Kyle, 32, and Annie, 29, broke up in March 2019 after she discovered he had been unfaithful with Ex On The Beach reality star Laura Brown.

Kyle and Annie have three children together, and during their split, he fathered a child with Lauryn Goodman – a son called Kairo Walker, now two – following a whirlwind romance. 

Annie then allegedly admitted that she had a fling with Joshua four months before rekindling her romance with Kyle. 

Distressed: Footballer Kyle (pictured) was said to be 'devastated' when his then-fiancée Annie's lockdown fling with Joshua came to light

Distressed: Footballer Kyle (pictured) was said to be ‘devastated’ when his then-fiancée Annie’s lockdown fling with Joshua came to light

A source told The Sun at the time: ‘Kyle is devastated but after everything he’s put Annie through he’s now getting a taste of his own medicine. And it’s proving to be a bitter pill to swallow.

‘It all seemed to be settling down — and now this. Annie’s confession has knocked him for six. He doesn’t feel like he can trust her anymore.

‘He knows he doesn’t have a leg to stand on but he’s stung by it because Annie has always been the perfect partner.’

The source continued that Kyle is ‘worried’ she still has ‘feelings’ for her ex and it is ‘driving a massive wedge between them’. 

Playboy: A source told MailOnline that Joshua, 32, is known for having dated multiple women

Playboy: A source told MailOnline that Joshua, 32, is known for having dated multiple women

Meanwhile, Joshua’s new flame Jennifer, who plays Mercedes McQueen in Hollyoaks, was said to be ‘totally single’ after breaking up with Oldham Athletic player Chris Eagles, 36, last September.

A source told The Sun of her new romance with Joshua: ‘It’s early days but Jen is really happy.

‘She’s keen to take things slow but at the same time feels like her and Josh have something special. They haven’t put a label on what they are and are just seeing where things go.’ 

Now married: Kyle and Annie have three children together, and during their split, he fathered a child with Lauryn Goodman while Annie had a fling with Joshua

Now married: Kyle and Annie have three children together, and during their split, he fathered a child with Lauryn Goodman while Annie had a fling with Joshua

Jennifer recently revealed that she’s keen to have more children as a single parent ‘as long as her parts are still working’ and is also ‘very keen on adoption.’

The star is mum to son Daye, four, who she shares with ex Greg Lake. 

The couple dated for eight years before they split in August 2020. She struck up a romance with footballer Chris the following year but their relationship only lasted a few months. 

Ready to mingle: oshua's new flame Jennifer, who plays Mercedes McQueen in Hollyoaks, was said to be 'totally single' after breaking up with Oldham Athletic player Chris Eagles

Ready to mingle: oshua’s new flame Jennifer, who plays Mercedes McQueen in Hollyoaks, was said to be ‘totally single’ after breaking up with Oldham Athletic player Chris Eagles

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