Lucy Mecklenburgh’s fans have rushed to defend her after she received backlash for cuddling up with boyfriend Ryan Thomas’s brother Scott Thomas.
Former The Only Way Is Essex star Lucy shared a picture cuddling up to close pal and former Love Island star Scott on Saturday, as the pair looked at each other affectionately and laughed in the candid shot.
“Another one of my favourite Thomas’s,” she wrote, adding “@scottyspecial miss u @adamthomas21 @carolinethomas23”.
Lucy stunned in the picture as she wore a bright yellow tasselled dress with a gold bag draped over her shoulder, while Kady McDermott’s ex Scott looked dapper in a fitted black suit and a waistcoat with a polka dot tie.
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However, some confused fans claimed the pair inadvertently looked like a couple, taking to the comments section to question Lucy’s choice of picture.
“Lovely pic tho should be Ryan looking at her like that not Scott lol,” one wrote.
While another agreed: “Is it me or would you be a lil bit pissed if you gf was looking that comfortable with your sibling?”
Rushing to defend the brunette bombshell, one fan clapped back: “Oh my god they are a close family get a grip”.
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As another added: “It’s lovely the way they look at each other , nothing weird about it, just a very close family who get on !!”
A third echoed their thoughts, writing: “How lovely that you get on lovely with all the family xx”.
Lucy’s picture with Scott comes as she attended a wedding with him and the rest of Celebrity Big Brother star Ryan’s family.
The pair have previously admitted they would love to get married themselves one day, exclusively telling OK! Magazine: “We’ll have a massive wedding.
“It would be huge and one big party. It would be bigger than my brother Adam’s!”