We reveal The Wanted's Max pursued TOWIE's Lucy for three weeks

TOWIE‘s Lucy Mecklenburgh and The Wanted singer Max George looked super-smitten with one another during their secret first date at a London nightclub.

Despite it being early days for the shock new couple, reality TV star Lucy – who only split from long-term love Mario Falcone in April – has already admitted the captured clinch was more than just a moment of passion.

She’s telling pals she’s in it for the long haul with the boy bander.

A source close to the 21-year-old exclusively tells Now: ‘Max isn’t just a rebound after Mario –  they both really like each other and want this to go somewhere.

Lucy‘s a sensible girl and of course she wants to take things slow after being so heartbroken.

‘But she’s completely over Mario and is in a happy place now.’

We can reveal that Max, 24, pursued Lucy for three weeks after the pair started following each other on Twitter.

The ballsy hunk asked her for her digits and moved the convo from direct messaging to flirty texting.

He then invited her to watch him perform with The Wanted at the G-A-Y night at London club Heaven on 29 June.

After the set, Max and Lucy headed backstage, where onlookers said they couldn’t keep their hands off each other – the pair only paused from kisses and cuddles to have their pictures taken with fans.

Although her friends say that she’s hoping to be lucky in love with Max, heartbreak could be on the horizon as one of his pals says it’s ‘just a fling’.

The source explains: ‘He knows she’s still damaged from everything that happened with her ex and he realises she’s in no place for a serious relationship.

‘He’s simply enjoying a bit of rebound fun with her.

‘Don’t expect them to be anything more.’

Ouch!

Read more about Lucy Mecklenburgh and The Wanted’s Max George in this week’s Now magazine dated 15 July 2013 – download the digital edition now!

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