Sam Thompson has been ‘recently spotted on celebrity dating app Raya’, despite reconciling with his cheating girlfriend Zara McDermott, according to new reports.
A friend told the publication: ‘The ball is well and truly in Sam’s court after Zara begged for forgiveness.
Claim: Sam Thompson has been ‘recently spotted on celebrity dating app Raya’, despite reconciling with his cheating girlfriend Zara McDermott, according to new reports
‘He feels like he can use it to his advantage and have a bit of a flirt with other women.
‘But it’s very unlikely to be more than that as he has forgiven Zara and feels committed to her now, despite what she did.’
Sam is said to have described himself as a ‘presenter’ on his profile and used a photo of himself taken by Zara during a trip to New York in January.
Mailonline has contacted representatives for Sam Thompson and Zara McDermott for comment.
Did he? According to The Sun , the Made In Chelsea star, 28, who forgave Zara, 24, for her infidelity in emotional reality show scenes, was spotted on the popular app as recently as this week
Raya costs £7.99 to subscribe and users must go through a strict vetting system before being accepted to meet other stars.
Other stars who have previously been linked to the app include Ben Affleck, Jack Whitehall and Harry Styles, Cara Delevingne and Paul Mescal.
Back in December 2018 Sam was said to have risked angering Celebs Go Dating bosses by having an account on Raya.
A Celebs Go Dating source later claimed to The Sun that Sam was no longer active on the app.
Amidst the claims, Zara has been happily sharing social media content with her fans about her and Sam’s rekindled romance.
Oh dear: Sam is said to have described himself as a ‘presenter’ on his profile and used a photo of himself taken by Zara during a trip to New York in January (above)
Awkward: A friend said: ‘He feels like he can use it to his advantage and have a bit of a flirt with other women. But it’s very unlikely to be more than that as he has forgiven Zara’
She took part in the viral photo challenge on Wednesday, where Instagram users ask others to post snapshots of moments in another’s life they’d like to see.
When asked to show a picture from when she and Sam first met, Zara responded with footage of the two sitting close together as they chatted away.
With the video on mute, fans were unfortunately left having to guess what the two were discussing as they talked in front of the lens.
Captioning the heartwarming clip, TV personality Zara wrote: ‘This was our first date. We were so drunk.’
Another post asked for Zara to share when she first met Sam, prompting her to share a snap of herself posing with her tongue out while holding a tiered chocolate cake.
Back on: Sam recently took Zara back after she admitted to cheating on him during her time on X Factor Celebrity last year
She wrote: ‘I first met Sam on this night. I actually didn’t really know who he was until my friend told me! When we started dating I had a flashback to this night and remembered we had met at this club!
In a post shared on Instagram last Wednesday, Zara and Sam looked loved up as he declared his for her in a gushing caption.
Zara also took to social media to share her feelings of devotion as she revealed a tattoo tribute in honour of the hunk on her ankle.
Sam radiated happiness as he beamed a smile at the camera and wrapped his arms around Zara as she sat on his lap.
The duo both kept things casual in laid-back ensembles of black tops, with Zara also donning some khaki tracksuit bottoms and a white vest.
Captioning his sweet snap, Sam gushed: ‘I love you, and when I’m with you I feel like I’m on a nimbus 2000…that’s all I need to know.’
Gushing: Sam declared his love for on-again girlfriend Zara with a loved-up snap of them cuddling and a sweet caption as he took to Instagram last Wednesday
Zara soon replied to the bold public display of affection with her own loved-up post, revealing on Instagram Stories that she has a tattoo in honour of her beau.
Sharing a close up of her tanned leg the blonde beauty revealed a small inking on her left ankle of a moon and tiny star.
The couple’s reconciliation was played out on Made In Chelsea, with Sam’s ex Tiffany Watson even intervening to try to get the heartbroken star to forgive Zara for cheating on him.
At the time Louise was the first to hint about the betrayal, tweeting ‘Cheaters always want you to be loyal’, just weeks before their split was confirmed.
‘My moon and stars’: Zara had posted a gushing message about Sam forgiving her as she uploaded two snaps of them packing on the PDA last Monday
Declaration: She wrote, ‘The best birthday I could ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever have wished for in my whole life’
The couple got back together last month MailOnline revealed.
Sam had previously stated on Made In Chelsea that their 16-month relationship was well and truly over, following revelations she had cheated.
Following their split in August, the reality star unfollowed Zara on Instagram and publicly ignored her several declarations of love. He refollowed her a few weeks ago.
Sam told us that his emotional breakup with Zara – which was documented on the E4 series – has ‘humanised’ him.
He also confessed to sympathising with his ex-girlfriend after learning from his own past and being ‘the person who’s made a mistake and come back stronger.’
Sam said: ‘I believe in forgiveness. I understand the context – and I think in any walk of life you can’t move forward unless you forgive.
‘Forgiveness allows you to heal. You can only heal when you forgive the other person and get over that.
‘I would definitely say no matter what you should always try to forgive and you’ll feel better in yourself – it’s f***ing easier said than done but you’ve got to strive for that.
‘The people I care about caring about me will know we’re all human. We are all human and you can’t grow and evolve and be a better person without making mistakes along the way.
‘For that to be shown on TV, it almost humanises you and makes you more relatable.’
‘Forgiveness allows you to heal’: Sam has spoken out since taking back his cheating ex Zara and said ‘we all make mistakes’