DENISE Van Outen has a new boyfriend on her arm who has a reality TV past – AND appeared in an iconic music video.
The TV star made her red carpet debut with property developer Jimmy Barba at the Grand Prix Ball in June 2022.
Who is Jimmy Barba?
Denise Van Outen, 48, and Italian reality star and property developer Jimmy, 55, started dating shortly after she split from her cheating ex Eddie Boxshall in March 2022.
The pair were first spotted out together at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham.
The mum-of-one is reportedly “happy” after starting to see Jimmy, according to the Daily Mail.
The couple got together after All Saints singer Shaznay Lewis introduced them.
What is Jimmy Barba known for?
Some fans may recognise the property developer from his reality TV past – as well as appearing in his own music video.
Back in 2010, Jimmy was a household name in Italy when he starred in the eleventh series of Big Brother (Grande Fratello).
He finished in fourth place on the show – keeping audiences entertained by striking up TWO romances on the show.
Jimmy got close with his co-stars Rosa Baiano and Margherita Zanatta, but the flings didn’t last on the outside world.
Instead, Jimmy began a short-lived music career, releasing three pop singles between 2012 and 2013 – which didn’t make the charts.
He then turned his back on showbiz to become a property developer, but has been linked to other British female celebs.
In 2019, he joked with singer Cheryl on Twitter that he would “be her Valentine” after the Fight For This Love star reached out to him.
“Wanna be my Valentine?!” she wrote to Jimmy in a tweet, to which he simply replied: “Yep
He then gushed over Sky Sports star Laura Woods as “beautiful” – alongside a kissing emoji – after she posted a selfie.
Who has Denise Van Outen dated?
Denise was with commodities trader Eddie Boxshall from 2014 to 2022, but they split when he admitted messaging other women.
Before Eddie, Denise was married to actor and singer Lee Mead.
They met when she was a judge on BBC talent show Any Dream Will Do in 2007.
The couple announced their engagement in January 2009, and married in the Seychelles in April 2009.
Their daughter Betsy was born on May 1, 2010.
However, Lee and Denise went their separate ways in July 2013.
In the 90s Denise dated Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay.