Max George has been with football icon Ryan Giggs’ ex-wife Stacey since 2018 and even moved into the £3.5million mansion she shares with her two children – Libby, 19, and son Zach, 15
The Wanted’s Max George has reportedly split from his girlfriend Stacey Giggs after he nicknamed her “The One”.
The couple began dating in 2018 and their relationship quickly evolved when the singer, 33, moved into the villa she shares with her two children – Libby, 19, and son Zach, 15.
Stacey was previously married to football icon Ryan Giggs but split from the former Manchester United legend in 2016.
The Wanted singer recently appeared on the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour, which began earlier this year and ended last month, on which he collaborated with professional dancer Katya Jones.
Accordingly The sunMax has erased all traces of his former partner from social media and removed pictures of Stacey from Instagram.
Friends of the beloved couple are said to be “stunned” by the split and called the possibility of Max and Stacey ending things “unthinkable”.
“She was the person who convinced him that he wanted children. He was even happy to take on the role of stepfather to their two children,” a source told the outlet.
They suggested that Max’s return to the limelight – with the singer currently touring with The Wanted – was one of the reasons the couple split.
“But you can’t help but notice that they’re at different stages of life,” they added.
They began dating in 2018 after being introduced by friends, two years after Stacey split amid sensational claims Ryan cheated on her and the former couple was locked in a year-long divorce battle.
Max signed on to star in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2020 and was paired with Australian professional dancer Dianne Buswell.
Max was due to take part in the Strictly live tour in 2021 but it was scrapped amid rising cases of Covid and the reintroduction of more restrictions.
He was one of the celebrities signed up for this year’s live tour, alongside winner Rose Ayling-Ellis and her pro partner Giovanni Pernice, as well as EastEnders star Maisie Smith, who replaced the injured AJ Odudu.
Before agreeing to join Strictly, Max heaped praise on Stacey, telling The Sun they were “a good match” and that despite the age difference, she was “The One”.
“We don’t really think about age and it’s never been part of a discussion,” the singer said, while hinting at the possibility of a family addition “eventually.”
“I think Stacey is the one,” Max gushed.
Der Spiegel has reached out to Max and Stacey’s reps for comment.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/wanteds-max-george-splits-girlfriend-26506515 The Wanted's Max George has split from girlfriend Stacey Giggs after naming her 'The One'