Inside Lewis Burton and Lottie Tomlinson's love story as Caroline Flack's mum 'hits out'
Quickly Lewis Burton and Lottie Tomlinson have become one of the hottest new celebrity couples.
It's the sports star's first relationship, just six months after Caroline Flack took her own life aged 40 at her north London flat in February earlier this year.
Already the new romance has been overshadowed by emerging claims Caroline Flack's mum Christine lashed out at the budding relationship.
The account believed to belong to the late Love Island presenter's mum with the handle Ccjep laid into the lovebirds with a series of stinging comments.
Among many, one jibe read: "He is now in the same pose different girl."(Image: LAGENCIA GROSBY / BACKGRID)
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Also, the author wrote on a photograph of Caroline and Lewis: "I feel the same this photo is a lie."
One of Caroline's followers added: "He’s got a new gal and she’s dead. I honestly blame his womanising ways, poor Caroline."
Ccjep then replied: "I agree."(Image: COPYRIGHT UNKNOWN)
Lewis and Lottie have been putting on a PDA-fest in Ibiza in recent days.
Despite their very public affection for one another, they have yet to go Instagram official with their new relationship.(Image: @carolineflack/Instagram)
It seems fate dealt its hand when Lewis and Lottie met at a party marking three months since the star had died.
Lottie had been good friends with Caroline so naturally she was invited to the party hosted by late Love Island star's BFF Lou Teasdale.
Lewis and Lottie were said to have struck up a bond over the loss in their lives - Lewis having lost Caroline and Lottie losing her mum Johannah Deakin and sister Félicité.(Image: Caroline Flack/Instagram)
Whispers suggested the pair begun meeting in secret after their chance first encounter.
A friend told the Daily Mail in July: "Not all of Caroline's friends are happy with how the situation appears to be developing but can understand that both Lottie and Lewis have been there for each other as a shoulder to cry on.
"Lewis spent last week in Marbella while Lottie was in St Tropez the weekend previous, they couldn't wait to be reunited with each other on Friday."
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Only recently, Caroline's death was ruled a suicide following an inquest.
Caroline was charged with assault by beating after she allegedly attacked her boyfriend which led to her arrest in December last year.
However, Lewis always maintained her innocence.
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