The Sun revealed that former Manchester United winger, Chris Eagles, was secretly dating Hollywood actress Jennifer Metcalf after he split from his fiancée during the lockdown.

He’s been the soccer player with Daniel Mitchinson, 30, for eight years and they have two kids together.

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Chris Eagles split from his fiancée Daniel Mitchinson during the lockdown
The former Manchester United winger has been secretly dating Hollywood star Jennifer Metcalf

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The former Manchester United winger has been secretly dating Hollywood star Jennifer MetcalfCredit: Lewis Hollingsby
Chris made 17 appearances for United in eight seasons until 2007

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Chris made 17 appearances for United in eight seasons until 2007Credit: PA: Impex Sport

But she walked out of the £ 3 million Cheshire mansion in October – and now Chris, 35, is spotted spending evenings with the soap star after they started seeing each other about a month ago.

Mother of one Jennifer, 37, who plays Mercedes McQueen on Channel 4’s show, She separated from her husband, Lake Jordi Shore, this summer.

Kris, who is believed to be in Jen’s support bubble, is spotted visiting her home in Altrincham, Gtr Manchester, where the couple spent three evenings last week.

A source said: “They are really in love with each other.

They have known each other for a while but only recently started dating.

“The relationship is in its infancy and things are going well. Who knows where things can go?”

He was a footballer with Daniel Mitchinson for eight years and they have two children together

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He was a footballer with Daniel Mitchinson for eight years and they have two children together
Danielle pulled out of the £ 3 million Cheshire mansion she shared with Chris in October.

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Danielle pulled out of the £ 3 million Cheshire mansion she shared with Chris in October.Credit: Action Pictures – Reuters

Jane is thought to have known Chris since she became friends with Daniel this year.

After splitting in October, Chris is believed to have paid Daniel a six-month rental advance for a three-bedroom apartment within a mile of his eight-bed home in Budon, Cheshire, and gave it an allowance of £ 500 per month.

A close friend of mine told The Sun, “Danielle is totally broken.

The lockdown really highlighted that the relationship was not a success.

She was a companion with Jane, but that put a strain on their friendship.

“Danielle has been with Chris for a long time but she just wants to move on. They still share custody of their children.”

Chris was spotted spending evenings with soap star Jennifer after they started seeing each other about a month ago

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Chris was spotted spending evenings with soap star Jennifer after they started seeing each other about a month agoCredit: Getty – Contributor

Chris made 17 appearances for United in eight seasons until 2007.

He also played for Burnley and Bolton but has been without a club since his departure from Oldham in January.

A spokesman for Jennifer said she declined to comment.

Single mom Jennifer plays Mercedes McQueen in Hollyoaks

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Single mom Jennifer plays Mercedes McQueen in HollyoaksCredit: Lime Pictures
Jennifer split from her husband Lake Jordi Shore this summer

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Jennifer split from her husband Lake Jordi Shore this summerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Hollywood Jennifer Metcalfe shows off her Christmas tree

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