Strictly Come Dancing star Jason Bell has revealed he is ‘close’ to his former fiancée and the mother of his daughter Nadine Coyle.
It comes after Jason, 42, and Nadine, 35, were seen holding backs in the back of a taxi while leaving Elstree studios last Saturday after the first live show.
They are yet to reveal whether they are back together after the pictures of the friendly exes’ intimate moment, following their split last year.
Getting close? Strictly Come Dancing star Jason Bell has revealed he is ‘close’ to his former fiancée and the mother of his daughter Nadine Coyle (pictured together in 2009)
According to the Sun, Jason said: ‘I love the support of my family. Making Anaiyah happy and proud of me, that’s what you want to do as a father. We’re close.’
Nadine proved to be a very supportive ex as she held hands with her former fiancé following his debut last week.
They appeared to be closer than ever as they exited the Borehamwood venue in a car together after he took to stage with professional partner Luba Mushtuk.
Musician Nadine and sportsman Jason dated on-off for 11 years after ending their romance last September, but have maintained an amicable co-parenting relationship for the sake of their daughter Anaiya, six.
Back on? It comes after Jason, 42, and Nadine, 35, were seen holding backs in the back of a taxi while leaving Elstree studios last Saturday after the first live show
The blonde caught the eye in a leopard print ensemble as she and her former partner sported protective face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Contestant Jason made a decent start in the competition as he received a total of 16 points for their American Smooth.
The Irish artist had even uploaded a clip of herself arriving at the studios on Instagram Stories, in which she said: ‘What is wrong with me I’m not dancing or on TV just excited to be out in a dress!! & see Jason and Luba dance.. Of course..’ (sic).
It is unclear whether the pair are isolating together or in the same support bubble with their only child.
A decent start: The sports star took to stage with professional partner Luba Mushtuk for his first performance on the BBC series
A spokesperson for Jason declined to comment when approached by MailOnline. MailOnline has contacted Nadine’s representatives for further comment.
Earlier this year, Nadine revealed her relationship with Jason came to a natural end when they became more like friends than lovers.
‘I think it came naturally, to be honest, it can come to a situation where you’re almost (just) really, really good friends, so that can change the dynamic of a relationship,’ she told The Sun.
‘Jason and I are very, very close in that way, we’re more friends than in a romantic sense. He was in our house for Christmas, we still take Anaiya out, we have dinners- she’s always the main priority.
‘I adore Jason, he’s great and he’s Anaiya’s daddy, he’s brilliant- obviously Jason and I spent a long time together but we are very, very close.’
The songstress said she ‘wouldn’t get a chance to miss Jason’ because he lives nearby and so she sees him around ‘three times a day’.
Earlier this month, the sports star said he’s been getting tips from Nadine in preparation for his dancing stint.
The hunk told Hello! magazine: ‘Nadine has always given me great advice in my life and now she’s giving me tips on how to prepare for a routine.
‘I’m just excited to be out in a dress!’ The Irish artist had even uploaded a clip of herself arriving at the studios on Instagram Stories
‘She’s an expert. Let’s just say there’s a lot of dancing in the kitchen going on.’
Asked who he first told about his upcoming Strictly stint, Jason added in a separate interview: ‘Nadine (Coyle) my daughter’s mother.
‘She just kind of looked at me for a minute. She’s not very quick to tell you her opinion, she listens to all the facts.’So when I told her, she just was like, are you sure your back can do it?
‘I talk to her all the time about preparing for dance routines and stuff like that, and how long does it take and what do you need to do. She’s an expert, so I’m lucky because of that.’
Close-knit: They have maintained an amicable co-parenting relationship for the sake of their daughter Anaiya, six (pictured in June)