Who is Jennifer Metcalfe’s ‘new boyfriend’ Chris Eagles? Here’s what you need to know

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Towards the end of last year, Jennifer Metcalfe was reported to have found love again following her split from Greg Lake earlier in the year.

The Hollyoaks actress, 37, was rumoured to be dating Chris Eagles, 35.

The Mercedes McQueen actress and Chris were said to be “smitten” after they began dating, with a source telling The Sun Online: “They’re really smitten with each other.

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“They’ve known each other for a while but only very recently started dating.

“The relationship is in its very early stages and things are going well. Who knows where things could go?”

And Jennifer and Chris were recently pictured for the first time, a month after they were rumoured to be dating.

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Chris was seen behind the wheel of his black Audi, while Jennifer rode in the passenger seat.

But who is Chris? Here’s everything you need to know about Jennifer’s rumoured boyfriend…

Who is Chris Eagles?

Chris Eagles is a footballer who played for Manchester United.

The sportsman split from his fiancée Danielle Mitchinson, 30, at the start of 2020.

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Chris and Danielle were together for eight years and share two children together.

The pair lived in a £3 million Cheshire mansion together.

A source told The Sun that footballer Chris and Jennifer have “known each other for a while” after Jen reportedly became friends with his ex Danielle.

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The source added: “She was mates with Jen, but it has put a strain on their friendship. Danielle was with Chris for so long but just wants things to move forward. They still share custody of their kids.”

Meanwhile, Jennifer split from her partner Greg Lake after eight years together last year.

The actress made the announcement on her Twitter in August.

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She wrote: “Greg and I decided to part ways amicably a couple months ago.

“We remain friends and we both will continue to happily co parent Daye and would appreciate privacy during these times.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported us before, during and after this.”

Jennifer and Greg began dating after they met in 2012 and welcomed their first child together Daye, in June 2017.

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