Lydia Bright has shared the first photos with her new man as she confirms "you are no longer my secret lover". The Only Way Is Essex star, 33, managed to keep her romance with Ben Davies under wraps for an impressive six months and their new loved-up photos have delighted fans, leaving them saying the same thing.

Since joining the cast of TOWIE in 2010, Lydia's love life has often been in the spotlight, from her on-off relationship with James 'Arg' Argent to her ex-boyfriend Lee Cronin, with whom she shares her four year old daughter, Loretta. In recent years, the TV star has been quiet about any romances, until now.

Lydia Bright and Ben Davies
Lydia Bright has shared her first snaps with her new man Ben Davies

Lydia first went public with her romance with gardener Ben Davies on May 10 when she shared an Instagram reel of him with her daughter on his shoulders. She added the caption: "There are so many reason why I love you, but this is my number one. Six months of us."

Just ten days later, the 33 year old delighted fans further by finally sharing their first snaps on Instagram together. In the caption she wrote: "Now you are no longer my secret lover, we gotta get better at the couple pictures for the gram."

The couple could be seen enjoying lunch at a restaurant in Covent Garden as they sweetly smiled together with other snaps showing them outside as they held their arms around each other. They both donned casual yet cool black outfits for their day out in London and looked smitten in each other's company.

Lydia Bright and Ben Davies
The couple enjoyed a day out in London as they visited Covent Garden
Lydia Bright and Ben Davies
Lydia looked smitten as she cuddled into her man

The photos have delighted fans and prompted a slurry of comments on Lydia's happiness and how much she deserves this new chapter. One wrote: "Best thing ever is seeing you happy lyd."

A second said: "Beautiful, I hope you finally get you happy ever after, be happy." "Love to see it", penned another, while a fourth said: "So happy for you @lydiabright you deserve a happy ever after x."

Another added: "So happy to see you happy beautiful you deserve this so much xx." One fan also said: "Best wishes to you. You totally deserve love and happiness."

Lydia with her four year old daughter Loretta
Lydia with her four year old daughter Loretta
Lydia Bright and Ben Davies
Lydia took a video as Ben snored next to her after starting a new series

Not much is known about her new man Ben but his Instagram account shows off his handy work and business under BD Landscapes. He can often be found posting his latest landscaping project and transformations around his clients gardens.

On the same day as the new snaps of the pair, Lydia also took to her Instagram stories to share a video as Ben snored next to her as they lay in bed before she tapped his arm to wake him up. She captioned the black and white video: "Ffs, Let's start a new box set he says. Ten minutes into series 1, episode 1 of 'The Responder'.