Newlywed Melanie Sykes and her toyboy hubby got off to a very public steamy start

She’s the bubbly Northern lass who’s always up for a laugh, but last week presenter Mel Sykes was cautioned by police for assaulting husband Jack Cockings at their Hampstead home.

It’s not yet clear what fuelled the newlywed couple’s bust-up, but it raises the question of whether their romance was tainted from the start.

The relationship began on Twitter in April 2012.

Eyebrows were raised when Mel, 43, and roofer Jack, 27, publicly flirted via a series of racy Tweets.

In one, Mel – who’s mum to Roman, 11, and Valentino, nine, from her marriage to Italian actor Daniel Caltagirone – said she had the giddiest knickers of my life’.

She also told Jack: I’ve got the raging horn, please take me,’ then posted a near-naked snap of herself.

The pair got engaged just three months later and married in a lavish ceremony in Dorset on 18 May this year.

But in light of the assault – for which Mel spent a night in jail – sceptics are now wondering how well the pair really knew each other.

Read more about Melanie Sykes in this week’s Now magazine dated 11 December 2013 – download the digital edition now

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