‘Happy birthday beautiful’: David Walliams pays tribute to old flame Keeley Hazell with a swimming pool selfie as model turns 35
David Walliams celebrated his close friend and old flame Keeley Hazell’s 35th birthday with a sweet Instagram post on Sunday.
The comedian, 50, shared a snap of the two cuddling up in a swimming pool as he praised the model, with whom he was romantically linked more than a decade ago.
In the snap busty Keeley – whose modelling resume includes lads’ mags Nuts, FHM and Zoo Weekly – wrapped her arm around the Britain’s Got Talent judge as she soaked up the sun in a nude bikini.
Pals: David Walliams celebrated his friend and former flame Keeley Hazell’s 35th birthday with a sweet Instagram post on Sunday
The model and actress shielded her eyes behind oversized shades while her blonde tresses cascaded to her shoulders.
David also wore a pair of sunglasses as he beamed for the camera, his dark hair slicked back.
He captioned the snap: ‘Happy Birthday Beautiful @keeleyhazell’.
Walliams had previously referenced Hazell’s 34th birthday in 2021 while sharing a photo of himself adjusting her hair.
Captioning the photo, he joked: ‘Huge congratulations to @keeleyhazell who won a competition to meet me.’
Old times: Walliams had previously referenced Hazell’s 34th birthday in 2021 while sharing a photo of himself adjusting her hair
Pals: Despite rumours that the duo are more than friends, Keeley is thought to be in a relationship with American actor Jason Sudeikis (pictured in 2021)
The pair are understood to have remained close following a brief romance prior to Walliams’ marriage to model Lara Stone in 2010, and reportedly offered her the use of his home as she pursued an acting career.
‘He has a big empty home and was grateful for the company so it suited both parties,’ a source told The Mirror in 2020.
His latest post comes after Keeley’s brief romance with actor Jason Sudeikis reportedly fizzled out, according to E! news.
Keeley and Ted Lasso actor Jason were first linked in February last year following his split from wife Olivia Wilde, who is now in a relationship with Harry Styles.
Although insiders claimed at the time that their relationship was ‘never anything serious’, the former flames appear to have now good their separate ways for good.
In July 2020, it was reported David had moved former page 3 girl Keeley, into his London home for nine months after she returned from the US.
Splitsville: It comes after Keeley’s brief romance with actor Jason Sudeikis, 45 (pictured) reportedly fizzled out
Although they reportedly share a ‘special chemistry’, it was previously claimed that David and Keeley are just close pals and share a long-standing friendship.
A source previously told The Sun: ‘David and Keeley go way back and have kept in touch since she attempted to break into acting in the US.
‘He has a big empty home and was grateful for the company so it suited both parties. During her glamour modelling days, David was known as a keen admirer but now sees her very much as a close pal.
Keeley also used David’s pad as a base while renovating her new home in London She moved out just before lockdown.’
Ex: David’s most high-profile relationship to date was with Dutch model Lara Stone (pictured) with whom he shares son Alfred, nine. The former couple wed in May 2010 after just one year of dating, and split in October 2015
David’s most high-profile relationship to date was with Dutch model Lara Stone, with whom he shares son Alfred, nine. The former couple wed in May 2010 after just one year of dating, and split in October 2015.
He recently why he wants to keep his young son out of the spotlight, wanting his son to be able to grow up just like other kids.
Speaking to HELLO! Magazine, David said: ‘I knew what I was getting into, this is what I signed up to. Making a television programme, being in the spotlight is unavoidable and if you’re a kid, it must be quite hard.’
David explained : ‘You don’t know what they going to want to do with their lives. They might choose to do something completely private, in which case, there doesn’t seem to be any advantage to being in the spotlight.’
It comes after he enjoyed a steamy date night in Australia with Ugandan-Australian actress Suzan Mutesi just three days after a chance meeting.
The Little Britain star took Suzan, 36, to see Baz Lurhmann’s Elvis at Hoyts cinemas in Sydney’s Moore Park.
According to an eyewitness, the pair ‘couldn’t keep their hands off each other’ and shared a passionate kiss during the almost three hour movie.
‘They were sitting in the front, we had to walk past them to go into our seats,’ said the spy.
‘During the movie they were all over each other and even shared a passionate kiss,’ they added.
Date: While he was in Australia, David enjoyed a steamy date night with Ugandan-Australian actress Suzan Mutesi just three days after a chance meeting