DANCING On Ice’s Wes Nelson has insisted he’s not jealous of ex Megan Barton Hanson’s hunky personal trainer after she referred to him as her “rock” in the wake of their split.
The 20-year-old reality star admitted it would be tough to see her move on, but says he would be fine with it as long as his replacement could make her “happier” than he could.
Wes Nelson has insisted he’s not jealous of ex Megan Barton Hanson’s hunky personal trainer[/caption]
Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, the Love Island star opened up about Megan’s new friendship with fitness expert Matt Fiddes, who was once Michael Jackson’s bodyguard and likened their working relationship to that of his and pro ice skater Vanessa Bauer’s.
He told us: “He’s got a wife and a lot of kids.
“He’s been Michael Jackson’s bodyguard. She’s working with Matt like I’m working with Vanessa. No jealousy.
Insisting he had no problem with it, he added: “He’s twice her age, why would I be jealous of that? Just because she’s getting support from someone she works with.
“She’s not trying to make me jealous, she knows she won’t because I’m not a jealous person.
The 20-year-old likened their working relationship to that of his and pro ice skater Vanessa Bauer’s[/caption]
“She’s being appreciative of his help.”
Adamant about his ex’s platonic relationship with her trainer, Wes admitted it will be difficult to see her move on but all he wants is Megan, 24, to “be happy”.
“No one wants to see their ex move on, but I do want to see her be happy,” he said sincerely.
“If that means moving on, I can’t control that. As long as he makes her happier than I can.
“Doesn’t mean he’s nicer than me or a better boyfriend than me, just a better boyfriend for her.
“I’m not spiteful or nasty in that way. We’re bound to bump into each other I wouldn’t say ‘you stole my missus’ because that’s childish, I’d rather get on.
“There’s no maliciousness. There’s not a rule you’ve got to spend this long… you can move on as long as it makes you happy.”
Wes famously used the expression “I’m happy, but I could be happier” when he dumped Laura Anderson for Megan in Love Island.
Matt, who is best known for being Michael Jackson’s bodyguard for more than a decade, lives with his wife and children.
Megan recently showered praise on the muscle man on social media and called him her “rock”.
The blonde bombshell posted a pic on Instagram of the couple mid workout – and she couldn’t have looked happier with herself as they rolled about on the floor during their session.
The Essex beauty wrote: “Thank you @officialmattfiddes for all your love and support throughout this tough month.
“You have been my Rock! Training with you has really helped me stay calm and clear my mind. I honestly believe people cross paths for a reason!”
On his own Instagram account, he referred to Megan as a “lovely” client and “close friend” who’s in “great shape”.
The couple split last month after six months together[/caption]
He wrote: “Great late evening planning session followed by a early morning workout with the lovely @meganbartonhanson_ in London today.
“She has had a tough start to 2019 to say the least! However she has some great plans for the rest of the year! Back tougher than ever!”
Megan has just come out of a relationship with Dancing on Ice contestant Wes, who she said was caught up in the lure of fame and had very different “priorities” to her.
Megan admitted to OK! magazine that ITV bosses pairing her then-boyfriend with brunette beauty, pro skater Vanessa Bauer, had got under her skin.
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She said: “The fact that the producers deliberately stirred things up by partnering Wes with the youngest, hottest girl annoyed me.
“Also the judges making comments like Jason [Gardiner] saying that Wes and Vanessa made a ‘lovely couple’ was frustrating.”
She poured her heart out: “I fought and fought and fought for Wes but he doesn’t love me back.”
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