Pals close to Jesy told MailOnline the singer, 30, is ’embarrassed’ by the photographs and insists she’s ‘single’ – despite being spotted with on-off boyfriend Harry James last month.
Emily In Paris actor Lucien, 29, dated Leigh-Anne, 30, in 2012 before she settled down with husband Andre Gray, also 30, and welcomed twins this year.
Regret: Jesy Nelson is ‘mortified’ after being pictured drunkenly flirting with Lucien Laviscount – an ex of her former Little Mix band-mate Leigh-Anne Pinnock
A source said: ‘Jesy and Lucien met up on a night out after two friendship groups came together and took a rickshaw to the club but left separately.
‘She was letting her hair down on a Saturday night and is embarrassed her flirtation with Lucien has come to light – but there is nothing more between them.
‘Her relationship with Harry only ended again recently, they remain good friends and continue to work together but he’s now with a new partner. Jesy insists herself and Lucien didn’t kiss even though they looked close in the pictures.’
MailOnline has contacted Jesy and Lucien’s representatives for comment.
Exes?: Pals close to Jesy told MailOnline the singer is ’embarrassed’ by the photographs and insists she’s ‘single’ – despite being spotted with on-off boyfriend Harry James last month (pictured in April 2018)
Jesy was photographed with Lucien after they dinned together at restaurant Yatay in London’s Soho before continuing their evening at Tabu nightclub.
The pair were seen in the back of a rickshaw where Jesy attempted to embrace Lucien, while he tried to keep his distance.
In one image, Jesy moved her lips closer to Lucien’s, but the pair didn’t kiss despite the star’s efforts.
MailOnline understands Jesy went back to her Essex home alone and herself and Lucien have no plans to meet up in the future.
‘Drunken’: Jesy was photographed with Lucien after they dinned together at restaurant Yatay in London’s Soho before continuing their evening at Tabu nightclub
Jesy and on-off boyfriend Harry were last pictured together in October – a month after they enjoyed a luxury holiday in Antigua.
The couple got together in 2017, splitting after 16 months but rekindled their romance in September.
Singer Jesy commented three flame emojis on Harry’s most recent Instagram post, which was shared on November 20.
Harry, who directed Jesy’s music video for Boyz, which features rapper Nicki Minaj, also photographed the ex-girl band star for her recent magazine cover shoots.
Jesy received a backlash from fans who accused of her ‘blackfishing’ due to her appearance in the video, while her ex-band mates including Leigh-Anne admitted to warning her about cultural appropriation during her time in Little Mix.
Rising star: Lucien, who rose to fame in Coronation Street and Waterloo Road, will feature in the upcoming second series of Emily In Paris, which stars A-List actress and model Lily Collins
Awkward: Jesy’s drunken flirtation with Lucien came a week after she last publicly showed affection towards Harry, who she still follows on Instagram
She later apologised for any offence caused and said she was ‘tanned’ following her break in Antigua with Harry.
Lucien will feature in the upcoming second series of Emily In Paris, which stars A-List actress and model Lily Collins, 32.
After appearing in an advert for retailer Marks & Spencer aged 10, Lucien bagged roles in Grange Hill, Coronation Street and Waterloo Road.
Jesy’s drunken flirtation with Lucien came a week after she last publicly showed affection towards Harry, who she still follows on Instagram.
The singer, who left Little Mix in December 2020, has dated a string of stars including Our Girl actor Sean Sagar, Love Island’s Chris Hughes, dancer Jordan Banjo, and she was previously engaged to Rixton frontman Jake Roche.