Georgia Taylor and Charlie De Melo looked cozy as they stepped out arm in arm amid reports that they are “officially dating”.
The Coronation Street co-stars appeared to be in cheerful spirits as they flashed a wide grin and crossed their arms during a stroll around Manchester on Thursday.
The actress, 42, and Charlie, 33, – who played couple Toyah Battersby and Imran Habeeb on the ITV soap – were spotted joking and looking close during the outing.
Closing: Georgia Taylor and Charlie De Melo looked cozy as they stepped out arm in arm amid reports that the pair are “officially dating”.
Georgia, who recently “split” from her partner of 14, Mark Letheren, looked effortlessly stylish in blue jeans and a plaid black jacket.
She kept warm in rainy weather with a gray scarf and carried her essentials in a black belt bag over her shoulder.
The star styled her golden locks swept back into a loose bun while her fringe framed her stunning features.
She accentuated her natural beauty with a light make-up and completed her outfit with a pair of colorful sneakers.
All smiles: The Coronation Street co-stars appeared to be in a happy mood as they flashed a huge grin and crossed their arms during a stroll around Manchester on Thursday
Charlie, meanwhile, kept it casual in faded jeans and a black shirt, which he wore under a beige jacket with a fluffy lining.
He wore a trimmed beard from the outing and sheltered under an umbrella as they tried to dodge the rain.
It comes after it was reported that the co-stars had “grown together” in recent months after Georgia split from long-term partner Mark.
Amid the reports, The Sun then claimed that Georgia and Charlie are officially a couple and have been together for “a few months”.
Cosy: The actress, 42, and Charlie, 33, – who played couple Toyah Battersby and Imran Habeeb on the ITV soap – were spotted joking and looking close during the outing
The publication reported that Georgia and Mark secretly split last July and both “moved out of the home together.”
A source told the newspaper: “Georgia and Charlie have been together for a few months.
“They became good friends playing lovers on screen in Corrie, and when they found themselves single their relationship blossomed into romance.
“The relationship is well known among friends and they went to the soap’s Christmas party as a couple.
Chic: Georgia, who recently split from her partner of 14, Mark Letheren, looked effortlessly stylish in blue jeans and a plaid black jacket
“It’s going to be hard for Mark to see Georgia move on so quickly because they’ve been together for a long time.”
Web contacted representatives for both at the time for comment.
It was also revealed that in a recent Facebook post, Mark opened up about how his life “finally fell apart” in 2022 and that he had “the worst year ever”.
Mark reportedly recently wrote on Facebook: “It’s been the worst year in a string of increasingly shitty years. My life finally collapsed.
Casual look: Charlie, meanwhile, kept it casual in faded jeans and a black shirt, which he wore under a beige jacket with a fluffy lining
“Fortunately, I am incredibly fortunate to have a family who picked up the broken pieces and are trying to help me rebuild.
“It is thanks to them that I am still here and trying to move forward. I’m really thankful for that. Whatever the new year brings, I hope that strength, humility, joy and love abound for you all.’
Earlier this week it was reported that Georgia had split from Mark, with a source telling The Sun: “The split was in July 2022 and they both moved out of the home together.”
The couple, who have been together since 2008, lived together in Bristol. Georgia hasn’t posted anything about Mark on Instagram since March 2020.
New flames: It comes as it was reported that Georgia and Charlie (pictured in June) are officially a couple and have been together for “a few months”.
They celebrated 10 years together in Lisbon in 2018, with Georgia calling Mark “my love”.
Georgia previously spoke about how she first met Mark on the set of BBC’s Casualty in 2008 and said at the time that they weren’t married. She played Ruth Winters on the show, while Mark starred in the drama as Ben Harding.
He is also known for shows like The Bill and Wire in the Blood.
“Yeah, we’re not actually married, but we practically are because we’ve been together for so long,” she said.
Moving on: It has been alleged that Georgia and Mark (pictured) secretly split last July and both “moved out of the house together”.
“We met, he was kind of a halftime figure, he ironically played a city councilman, which Toyah ended up doing. We met 13 years ago.
“So yeah I got him off the job and a lot of friends and it’s been a really good time.”
Charlie hasn’t been linked to anyone since splitting from his former partner, Corrie alumni Nicola Thorp, in 2019 after a 10-month romance.
Web has reached out to representatives from Georgia and Charlie for comment.
Gushing: Speaking about Charlie’s decision to leave Coronation Street, Georgia said at the time that she was “heartbroken”. I absolutely adore him
Georgia and Charlie have been close since Charlie’s character, attorney Imran, was killed by the soap last year in an accident caused by Georgia’s character Toyah.
Discussing Charlie’s decision to leave Coronation Street, Georgia said at the time she was: “Heartbroken. I absolutely adore him.’
She continued, “He was a dream, an absolute dream. He’s so funny so we laugh a lot but he’s honestly one of the most supportive people I’ve ever worked with and even now, we’re obviously still in touch, he texts me: “Like was the day? Are you all right? “
“He’s just a team player. And I mean look at him, no complaints there either. He is gorgeous.’
Keeping in touch: Georgia and Charlie have remained close since Charlie’s character, attorney Imran, was killed by the soap last year — in an accident caused by Georgia’s character Toyah