Luke Pasqualino dumps Perrie Edwards as he tries to distance himself from Michelle Keegan…
Now recently reported that Michelle Keegan had stopped all contact with her Our Girl co-star Luke Pasqualino. But now, we can reveal the pair are back in touch. Our close source tells Now: ‘There’s been some communication because Luke’s filming scenes for his new TV series Snatch in her hometown of Manchester. They just don’t want to be the subject of media talk and gossip again, but they’re good friends and very close.’
But is their friendship the reason behind Luke’s recent split from Perrie Edwards? An insider reveals: ‘Luke and Michelle have spent a lot of time together filming and it’s unsurprising that he’s missing her company.’
An Our Girl insider previously revealed how Luke, 26, and Michelle, 29, bonded instantly during filming, telling us: ‘To be honest, they spent a lot of time together and became very close. They have a lot of shared interests. After being with someone all the time, it’s sometimes difficult when filming just stops.’
The initial news of Luke and Perrie’s romance in August didn’t have fans convinced. Taking to Twitter, one claimed she’s not his type, tweeting: ‘Luke Pasqualino is dating Perrie? Weird AF.’ Another added: ‘But Luke Pasqualino is so hot?!’
Sources close to Luke say Perrie, 23, isn’t his usual preference and he only goes for ‘smoky, sultry, dark-haired girls who are mysterious’. The sources add: ‘Luke enjoyed Michelle’s company so much it gave him an idea of the sort of woman he’d like to be with and Perrie wasn’t that.’
As Now previously pointed out, the last girl Luke got serious with was Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szohr, 31, who’s the spitting image of Michelle.
Of course, Michelle’s married to former TOWIE star Mark Wright, 29, which is something Luke’s very aware of. His friendship with Michelle has come under huge scrutiny and it was even rumoured Luke hadn’t gone to the London launch of Our Girl because he didn’t want the speculation to overshadow the series.
Our source concludes: ‘Both Michelle and Luke are actors – they don’t want their work overshadowed by speculation and rumours. They’re close friends and are back in touch.’